Were a top student in school, but somehow the “stars” at work are mostly men. It’s easy to feel sidelined watching your male classmates propel themselves through the old boys’ network.
Have noticed that strong, ambitious women often attract negative attention while male executives with the same attributes are praised for their “bold” leadership.
Are aware that sometimes when a woman speaks in meetings, nobody seems to hear her. Or, she is quickly interrupted by a man—who may well make the same point—while everyone jumps in to agree!
Struggle with building stronger relationships with your male colleagues, while the men in your organization easily bond over beer, golf, etc.
Are keenly aware in this #metoo moment that many organizations turn a blind eye toward powerful men who prey on and demean women.