Dress Codes

Are Dress Codes in the Workplace Sexist?

Dress codes have been a prominent part of work culture for as long as anyone can remember. Oftentimes these guidelines are meant to ensure the employees all look neat and professional. In certain industries, it addresses safety concerns. But then there are clothing codes that are based on gender roles. How are men and women allowed to present themselves at …

Promoting Yourself

Promoting Yourself is Important in Sales

Promoting yourself is a vital component of career success, especially in sales. Yet for many women in sales, self-promotion is very difficult. Women have been socialized to be modest, agreeable, and quiet, while men have been instilled with the very skills that are praised in the workplace. It’s time for ladies to feel just as confident as men. It’s time …

How You Made Them Feel

People Will Remember How You Made Them Feel

Poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has been attributed as saying, “People will forget the things you do, and people will forget the things you say. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” Other people have expressed similar sentiments over the years, and indeed, the words ring true. How does this idea apply in the …

Addressing Women in the Workplace

Addressing Women in the Workplace: Friendly or Sexist?

Have you ever thought about how women are described and addressed at work? More than men, women are often referred to with nicknames like “honey” or “missy” – but is that kind of language kind or belittling? Where is the line between appropriate and inappropriate when addressing women? How women are referred to is directly related to the respect people …