14 Frustrating Truths About Working in a Male-Dominated Workplace


I work in education, which means that most of my colleagues have usually been women. I'd never really thought too much about how working in a female-dominated field affected my work life, until I joined an online group for women who were working on graduate degrees. 

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Suddenly I found myself chatting daily with women who were going into fields that have generally been male dominated -- math, engineering, the sciences, business, and law. 

All of the women in this group are bright and accomplished. All of the women in this group also have many stories to tell about the sometimes funny but mostly frustrating experience of being outnumbered by guys at work. 

From straight-up sexism to more subtle experiences of being excluded, these stories are a depressing reminder that the glass ceiling is still totally in effect for women everywhere. 
 

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