Men are stereotyped to take charge. Women are stereotyped to take care. This puts women at a disadvantage in many boardrooms.
Women leaders are judged as too hard or too soft; never just right. They’re viewed as competent or they are liked. Micro-aggression in the workplace can create a culture of exclusion for women.
Women are often judged by their experience while men are judged by their potential. This doesn’t foster a healthy workplace.
If you’re experiencing sexism in the workplace, you have to speak up. Speak louder if no one is listening. Sometimes calling attention to it can quash unintended behavior from others. Most guys don’t mean to be jerks.
Networking is letting people know what you know in social gatherings. Being an outsider of the “boys’ club” can prevent networking. Men may not realize these activities are exclusionary and can be damaging. Speak up.
Listen as Julie Nugent joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share how to make changes in the workplace so you can be heard and climb the corporate ladder.