Career Clinic: Will working in an all-female team harm my promotion prospects?
"My firm has recently announced its annual partner promotions, and with another line-up of mostly men made up, it's got me thinking. I work in a team of six at the moment - all of us girls - reporting into a male boss. It's not so much the old school 'junior female, senior male' scenario I have a problem with (although that's not great) as the fact that I don't think an all-women team helps anyone, and I'm worried it's holding me back. I am worried that together we could come across as facile and girlie, when in fact we're not - it's just we don't want to talk about sport and drink beer. In general we are all hard-working and good at our jobs, but because on a personal level our interests are not naturally aligned with our boss, I am worried that we get overlooked. Any advice?
“My firm has recently announced its annual partner promotions, and with another line-up of mostly men made up, it’s got me thinking.
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