Women in Sales: No Apologies



Women in financial services—as in other fields—often share with me the fear that they are not treated with the same degree of respect as their male colleagues. In response, I must ask them a difficult but essential question: What are you going to do about it? Even as generations of professional women have battled sexism in the workplace, it’s become clear that through our own behavior patterns, we may find the key to surmounting certain obstacles. We all have behavior patterns—we grow familiar with them and we simply carry them out. For instance: Don’t you find yourself doing basically the same things each morning at the start your day?