The career challenges of being the "only" female in the room
One in five women consider themselves a part of the “Onlys”: women who are often or always the only female in the room at work.
By Rebecca Greenfield|October 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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The last time Kaitlin Savage attended a meeting that included another woman was months ago. Savage works in the solar industry, in which men outnumber women 3 to 1. The majority of her time is spent surrounded by men, who at times, she said, underestimate her work, flirt with her, call her after midnight for “personal reasons” and give her inappropriate compliments.
“It’s emotionally exhausting,” said Savage, who’s considered switching to a less heavily male-dominated field, like oil and gas.
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