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@women, what are some of the ways you experience bias in the workplace because of your gender? And what do you wish men (or everyone) would do about it?

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When first meeting, clients/vendors have assumed I’m the business analyst and my (similar-aged tall white male) colleague is the program lead. I’m the partner & he’s 3 levels below me. They introduce themselves to him first and he redirects them 😂

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Final client presentation about to start and the new director (who has just been helicoptered into this project recently and hasn’t bothered to catch up🙄) asks if anyone is taking notes, looks around the room and then motions a writing sign to me. As the only woman in the room, I was thoroughly annoyed😑 Politely asked if he could take notes on my behalf, then stood up to present the findings from the research study I’d been leading for 2 months.

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Good on you for asking him to take them!

Compliments about appearance wayyy more than male colleagues. They are nice but often surface level and detract from feeling valuable on the team (ex. “Cute outfit!!” Vs actually getting to know me and asking how my weekend was)

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Mentor as many women as you do men! We don’t need you to be our babysitter just have a monthly call with promising talent.

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Talking down to us and interrupting us in meetings. I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve been in where this has happened.

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Telling me I’m aggressive and assertive when my affect, mannerisms, pitch, and tone are far more timid and reserved than those of my male peers. Absolute nonsense

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I find it annoying how there are a few male individuals who consistently hit on attractive girls in the office. We talk and we know. Or if we don't talk, we see your Skype chats... it's like they go through a list every morning to test the waters

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This seems small, and in any individual instance it wouldn’t be annoying or noteworthy, but so many men I’ve worked with make the comment, “Your hair is different!” It just feels... patronizing? Especially because otherwise those same people don’t ask about my weekend/interests,etc like they ask of other people

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