This is an interesting commentary published in the New York magazine (30 March 2015) on the Ellen Pao case on workplace sexism that you can’t quite prove. The opening paragraph describing the cocktail party rings very true for many women. To dismiss this kind of subtle sexism as unimportant is to be naive about how important networking is for workplace advancement.
Subtle sexism results in women getting fewer opportunities at work. It hurts their performance. It results in them receiving worse evaluations. It even opens them up to“aggression” in the workplace.
Link to the full article here: