At the age of 25, my career in cybersecurity started to take off. However, the farther I went up the leadership ladder, the fewer women I saw in the room. And the more men tried to advise me on what leadership looked like – sometimes literally.
I was repeatedly told to work on my “executive presence,” which proved to be a rather elusive concept. It began when my male supervisor told me that I needed to cut my hair. He thought it looked messy.
Despite the social progress we’ve made, women still continue to grapple with bias in the workplace. Much of it takes place in subtle ways, often making it difficult to name and address. We’ve fallen under the illusion that getting a “seat at the table” is enough to create a truly equitable workplace. But that’s not the case. READ MORE AT DICE