I figured with a title like this one, this post could get some traction. I was in a panel over the weekend that consisted of women who use WordPress in a variety of capacities. We talked about so many great topics and had so many amazing questions during and after. But when comments about men started taking place, I felt the need to disclaimer we weren’t man bashing. To others this comment may have seemed unnecessary or rude even, but for me, it felt necessary.
I have never been mistreated by a man, but I have been mistreated by women, many women.
I have had a superior steal my ideas for her own. I have had a superior destroy my review for fear I would take her job. I’ve had a superior give me a raving annual review and only a month and half later put me on a performance improvement plan. (This one I have no reason why for – still flabbergasted by it). I’ve had multiple women insult me, be rude to me, ignore me, bully me, the list goes on.
If we want to make a change, a real change, we need to stop treating EACH OTHER this way. We need to start bringing each other up. We need to be better to our fellow women and ourselves.
Treat others the way you want to be treated and others will follow your lead.
Thank you to all the amazing men out there that I have had the pleasure of working with. You are the reasons I am where I am today. No women, except maybe my mom, can take credit for my successes. And a major thank you to my dad for pushing me to do something with technology since day 1.