In another thread last month, Michele Zone posted a reply that I was really surprised was never responded to in any of the other replies: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showp...33&postcount=3.
Basically, she was talking about how women master the art of appearing confident in themselves without being boastful about their strengths... maybe this is too political of an issue, and maybe it struck a cord with me because I have also given my opinion in the workplace and been made to realize that I was not hired for my opinion, but for my ability to keep my head down and just get the work done while male counterparts were highlighted for their great idea-making capabilities.
Especially, I'm interested in this quote from Michele's reply: "I am still working on figuring out how a woman can own her competence without it being wildly misinterpreted." I would love to hear your opinions, either as women in the workforce who have found a style that was better received, or as men who have worked with successful (or unsuccessful women). What about their (or your) presentation do you think made them received the way they were?
I think it is an issue of sexism that men and women are treated differently in the workplace; however, I think that acknowledging that and figuring out how to work within the gradually changing current mindset is a heck of a lot better than banging my head against a brick wall!!
Thoughts, fellow cyburbians?