I was recently sitting on the top table next to a speaker at an event. The next speaker due to address those present sat on my right while the Chair was on my left.
At the last moment the Chair leaned over and whispered in my ear: “Would you mind terribly if I made a slightly sexist remark when I introduce you?”
I turned to the guy on my right due to follow me and said: “Our chair would like to know if you would mind terribly if he made a slightly racist joke when he introduces you?”
That shut the Chair up.
I know the world is changing. I can see it in my daughters and even more in my sons. But sadly it is not changing that fast.
Today is International Women’s Day, an event set up in the US in 1909 to both inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Do you think that perspectives surrounding females and their abilities to lead are changing? Or are some old-fashioned attitudes so ingrained that they will never change?