Nobody wants to think of themselves as being sexist. However, a number of studies have shown that identical job applications or resumes are evaluated differently based on whether they are labeled with a male or female name. When men and women read identical scripts containing entrepreneurial pitches or salary negotiations, they are evaluated differently. Both men and women have been shown to have these biases. These biases occur unconsciously and without intention or malice.
I got the sweetest, kindest, most effusive messages of gratitude about how I’d improved the culture, how I’d helped people deepen their understanding of Diversity and Inclusion, how I’d helped them navigate their technical issues in a way that was empathetic and instructional. The messages were many and touching and I cried nearly every time I got one. How wonderful and warming it was to know that I had all this hidden support within the company. How awesome it would have been to know before I decided to leave.
I have visceral hatred for you including this statement. It feels like you’re trying to nudge us to feel sorry for you that you need to leave your precious firm behind. YOU CAUSED THIS. You successfully founded a firm in 2014 and used it to harass women. Sorry that didn’t work out for you.