Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I get email

Hi Susanna,

I don't disagree for a minute that sexism is alive and well throughout our society.

There are some of us who try our best to level the playing field. I'm retired now, but whenever I needed to hire or promote someone over the course of my career, women always had an advantage. If I had two equal candidates, one male and one female, the woman always got the job.

My thinking was that, all things being equal, the woman had to work harder to get where she was, and of course, would continue to work hard.

I have applied that thinking to my hiring of other professionals like personal doctors and lawyers. It has always paid off for me.

Maybe some of your male mentors think like I do.