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- Lucy Kellaway from Financial Times

How to handle sexist culture at work

The difficulty is whether to speak out or turn the other cheek

I work in a medium-sized UK business with lots of senior women employees but only old men on the board. When a male colleague congratulated a senior board member on the clarity of his argument, he exclaimed: “Well you have to keep it very simple when you’re explaining it to women.” I am under no illusion about the sexist culture of the business. The question is how do I handle it? Say something? Or pretend it’s not happening?

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