Updated: Nov 10, 2021
The first thing I learned to do was set boundaries and professionally confront those who heckle and doubt me. If I sit back and let them get away with their behavior, then I am certain they will conduct themselves in the same way towards other women and minorities in the work place, which I cannot allow. The key thing I learned to do was let these people know that there are consequences for their behavior, following through with what I say I will do. Having a spine is one of the most important things I can do as a female minority in the workplace, and the men who act unprofessionally in their business dealings with me will not soon forget me.