I was on a panel recently that opened up with this question: As a woman, what are some of the ways you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace? And, how does the Gospel shape your response?
Discrimination is both explicit and implicit. Let me give an example of how I’ve experienced both because of my gender. I own a business, which means I am in charge of acquiring my own clients. When I was about seven months pregnant, I had three different prospective clients tell me that they loved our work but they wanted to hold off until I got back from maternity leave. Now, I had never talked with any of these people about my plans for leave. They assumed what my leave would look like. I later learned that two of the prospective clients went with another firm even before I had my baby. They were making choices for me.