When I was a Human Resources Assistant, my manager always wore heels and a well-rotated collection of suits. She was also extremely professional, action-orientated and a confident public speaker i.e. everything I wasn’t at the time. So I quickly followed her lead and purchased one pair of black, brown & nude heels. I didn’t instantly soak up the demeanor and skills of my manager through those pointy tipped shoes, but I noticed a difference in my performance.
Does talking about sports at work, or in a business context, exclude women from key opportunities or decisions as much as it did in the past? Or should we just embrace scrapbooking as the next great workplace analogy?