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  • Writer's pictureMiriam Grobman

Stories That People Tell Me: Women who don't support other women

“I went through the promotion process to a Director as nominated by my manager (woman, managing director). I had four interviews, 2 with men, 2 with women.

I received all ‘recommend’ for promotion but the 2 women went out of their way to point out that I have significant development points in leadership area and so need to improve those (which is a questionable and a subjective judgement). and then after having pushed me through a 6 months rigorous process my woman manager refused to promote. While men had no issues and in fact were impressed.

Make what you wish of it. but senior women are often not secure enough to support their own. and that’s a problem.”

- anonymous, banking industry, U.K.


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