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Give us five minutes for our global survey showing the prevalence of sexism in the workplace:
“When I was 33 my 60+ beer belly boss looked me up and down purring, “Mmmmm you look nice today.” I was shocked and wanted to go home to take a shower. I didn’t know what to say and to be honest, never really wanted to be alone with him again.
I didn’t even think to say anything. It just wasn’t done then…”
“I’m an executive director and was presenting to the board when the CEO interrupted me to say my talk was a big turd sitting in the board room. I was so traumatised I don’t think I can ever go back.”
“An older woman in my office keeps calling me hon. I hate it, but I feel disrespectful approaching her about it because she is my senior.”
~ Tim P.
New Orleans, LA
“My team mates all go out for happy hour on Wednesday after our meeting. I have not been invited and feel left out.”
~ Kim L.
“My work was up for an industry award and my boss took credit for it! I tried to speak up but was accused of not being a team player!”
New York, USA
“She tells me I dress unprofessionally, speak too quickly and will never be promoted because I don’t have an MBA. They’re not suits, but I wear smart dresses to work and guys above me don’t even have a business degree.”
“I run a $60 million company which I started 20 years ago. In recent negotiations with two men, they kept emailing and speaking to each other about issues that needed my input. They just kept ignoring me. But, I’m the company owner! I was so humiliated and belittled. It’s so much worse than people are saying, yet I’m too embarrassed to speak up.”
“My boss never takes me to her boss’ staff meetings even when she is presenting my reports. I feel that even if she’s not taking credit for my work, I’ll never get the recognition I deserve.”
~ Carol R.
“My boss yelled at me for eating a bagel at my desk while I worked! He said it would lead to everyone in the office taking breaks whenever they wanted. Yet, he says nothing when the guys go out for a cigarette and coffee for half an hour!”
New York, USA
“My colleague closed his eyes during my presentation and actually started snoring.”
~ Doris A.
Los Angeles, CA
“My boss keeps a huge poster of a woman in a bikini in his office. If I say anything all the guys give me a hard time. I am the only woman in the office.“
~ Maria T.
“I’m a photographer and couldn’t understand why, after all these years of steady work, no one was hiring me. Then someone quietly told me I was too old. I have tons of great reviews and recommendations, yet am being passed over for younger, less experienced photographers. I’m 48! How am I supposed to support myself when no one will hire me? I’ve had to start over just at a point when I’ve gained enough experience and wisdom to master my work.”
Los Angeles, USA
“I was sitting in my car when this guy backed into me and broke the cover of my license plate. I got out to say something and he just started yelling at me and telling me to get over it. He was big and looked like he was going to punch me. Then just drove off. I reported it to the police and they ignored the whole thing.”