I feel like exchanging tips and ideas accross our cultures.... Some companies have this "women association" where women can group and discuss ways of working together. The company where I work wants to encourage women into taking management positions, but not falling into the "quotas" thing. Yesterday my female manager told me I should be bolder, and not as "humble" with my skills bc in my job all the men just talk loud as if they are the best thing since the invention of sliced bread !! Huge egos !!! :feminist: In Europe it´s a quality to be humble and not loud. But of course in the corporate world it´s a bit different....That really got me into thinking, what to do ??? From experience, I have noticed american women in the business world are much more aggressive than we are, some tend to act as if they were constnatly threatened and back stabbing each other. Overhere I am glad we tend to support each other. And the employees (males and females) are not obsessed with promotions, and value the quality of life first, which avoids ugly competition and behaviours. I have had to deal with this during my studies too since I took a male dominated field, but creative so still quite cool. BUT there were few incidences when the guys would really get jealous if I got better grades or results than them especially for my graduation, the sexist behaviour would then come.....it wasn´t about skills anymore it was about gender and being a woman...... I recently got an internal new position and then again it came up.... So, is there a middle way to go (bolder but not aggressive) ? Do we have to copy male´s behaviours ? Can we just be women ? There is balancing family life also, here they give flexible working time to take care of the kids (and Dads tends to share the tasks too). So you can make kids AND have a career.