It’s not fair, keeps happening and seems to be accepted as, “not that big a deal”
Those small comments, looks, being ignored or passed over just because of our gender, race or relationship preference affects us all. Worse, no one on either side knows what to do about it.
What if you could start a conversation, feel safe to speak up and make a change?
Got a minute? It’s now possible.
Got-a-Minute began with a problem and a conversation. Bernadette and I were meeting for a long-overdue catch up. She arrived looking resigned, relaying to me the events of her morning. She began with, “I had one of THOSE moments just now!”
Without further explanation I knew exactly what she meant and how she felt. Years earlier, my boss looked me up and down murmuring, “hmm, you look nice today!” I wanted to go home and take a shower. Instead, somewhat stunned, I just looked at him blandly and walked away. From then on, I never really felt comfortable being alone with him.
It was a micro-moment of sexism.
These micro-moments are those offensive or problematic comments or behaviors that cause us to feel disempowered, excluded and unable to contribute our best.
In tweets, posts, conversations over drinks or meals, people around the world share similar stories of being talked over, looked over, passed over and subtly belittled.
Got a Minute is about getting past the blame and shame game to empower, teach and create a new social agreement. One that says it’s not okay to say or do that, and you’re safe to speak up.
Join us and together, let’s create a new social agreement.