How to break into boys club at work

posted 2 months ago in Career
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Busy bee

Lawyer here. Mail-dominated field. And I work in construction law. Super male-dominated field. My best advice is not to care what they do. Don’t let it get to you. I joined several women’s philanthropic and social groups too. Let boys be boys and just worry about doing your best. If you want to go eat with them, ask if they care if you tag along. Don’t make their boys’ club a huge insurmountable burden because I doubt they are thinking of it like that.

One thing I see a lot of woman do is feel like they have to change themselves to get into the boys’ club. When I first started practicing law, I felt like an imposter, like I had to change to fit in their club. Now, I don’t give a sh*t because I know I am good. I treat them like anyone else and don’t make too much of their male social circles. Being a woman is powerful. Use it to your advantage.

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