I Get pulled into a meeting today, to meet a new member of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Side note: I work in a Legal team comprised solely of women.
We file in and sit.
New member of the SLT says: “I feel surrounded…. I had this in my last company. are there no male lawyers any more?”
One female lawyer replies: “yea but none of them are any good”.
Silence followed by awkward laughter.
Head of Legal explains (she shouldn't have to) that she “picked the best” the fact that the team happens to be all women is because the best happened to be all women…
Other female lawyer comments: “I often sit in a meeting room full of directors and wonder — where are all the women.”