Traditionally 'Male' Qualities Such As Having The Courage Of Your Convictions Are Necessary To The Successful Training Of Women Managers
by Carolyn Grossman
Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships
WITI (Women in Technology International)
I climbed the corporate ladder wearing expensive pin stripes and Ferragamo heels for almost twenty-five years. Readers will know exactly what that climb entailed: I worked 12-hour days, produced the deliverables, offered (yes, offered) to get the coffee, hung up the coats, called for taxis. I bit my tongue, argued compellingly, conceded graciously that the gentleman re-phrasing my point was absolutely correct. Usually, I was the only woman at the conference table.