The history of the past is but one long struggle upward for equality.
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton
At 7:45 a.m., she walks into the lobby of the building where the business meeting will take place. The receptionist asks, “Are you here to interview for the temporary administrative assistant position?” At 8:00 a.m. the leader of the meeting arrives. He looks past her into her taller male direct report’s eyes and asks, “Which one of you is the manager of this project?” At 8:15 a.m., another meeting participant looks around the room and notices her notepad. He makes eye contact with her and says, “Would you take all the notes for us?”
At 9:30 a.m., on her way out of the room, she gathers the ...