Stories That People Tell Me — The Power of Being Invisible.

“As I was the only dark-skinned woman in the team, people used to think I’m not someone important and didn’t take me seriously. I wasn’t a threat to them. They would ignore my presence and share all kinds of confidential info in front of me. This gave me a huge advantage because I knew everything that was happening and later became my boss’ right hand because of this.”

Paraphrased from a true story of a senior manager in an industrial company.