Handle Your Business: How to Deal with Common Workplace Microaggressions

“Many women have experienced the “manterruption” in the boardroom: the unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man, but what about the equally obnoxious interruption and distraction by privileged non-Black female colleagues? These women, who ordinarily could be seen as allies in the battle to break the glass ceiling, are not identified by Sandberg, most likely because they are the same race as herself. She discusess having ideas “bropropriated” (another term coined by Sandberg), meaning a man takes credit for a woman colleague’s idea, but she doesn’t acknowledge how often privileged white women are guilty of this same slippery behavior.” Read more about it here.

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