My mother (born 1919) was one of 6 sisters all of whom were encouraged to take up careers. I went to an all girls school until university. Therefore I was unprepared for the blatant sexism in the world of work.
But, probably because of my earlier upbringing, I was able to stand up for myself in the work place against bullying men and the ‘boys club’ culture that existed at the time. It certainly didn’t make me popular but I persevered.
I’m pretty sure I was promoted (with good references) to get rid of me in several instances when I made life uncomfortable for these dinosaurs but it paid off at just about the time women were starting to break through those ‘glass ceilings’ in some professions.
I think our generation did much to help our daughters and granddaughters in this respect though there’s still a way to go.
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