There is no expectation that a reader should share this position – nor would all the women involved in this book.
These run the full gamut from hugely positive and empowering, right the way through to extremely inhibiting and undermining.
Some women talked about having had inspirational teachers – both male and female – who saw their potential and pushed them to achieve.
Others had less happy experiences that prescribed far more rigidly what girls should and shouldn’t do and presented a very restricted view of the careers that they were capable of pursuing. We were not encouraged to plan ahead and map out careers as our male fellow students were.” Rachel Fogg Once women joined the workplace, their sense of what was acceptable and unacceptable for them to be and do began to be shaped by their working environment and interactions with colleagues.
Gender may not be the most important thing about a person or something they see as having influenced their own career trajectory.
But it does not necessarily follow that gender is therefore irrelevant, or that it does not in some way affect how colleagues, or society more broadly, view women.