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joyfulMD wrote: I'm interested to hear from ladies that have been in leadership positions, both in medicine and in other fields--did you ever feel discriminated against as a woman leader/ boss? Had trouble attracting potential hires, and suspected your gender had something to do with it? Embraced your role as 'the b*tch' if that's what being an effective leader as woman means?
SW to MD wrote: I had the opposite experience as Path- I was the only BS in a field of MSSW/MSW's and youngest manager in the leadership. I felt pressure to constantly 'overperform' as a result- because of my own high expectations for myself. I would go in at 6, stay til 6, and work for another 2-3 hours after the kids were in bed + taking any and all calls/emails that came through. For 30K/year.