I feel that the repercussions of standing for being a woman and recognized as being a minority has somehow damaged my opportunity to promote at my workplace with management. I have interviewed many times, continued education successfully, yet I am not being promoted. I rank high during my interviews, however, I do not get selected. This is rather depressing, causing me to pause and think that I should seek work with another company, retire or quit.
Thank you to everyone, I think that standing up because one of the managers pointed out to me that "women of my culture were submissive" on my first meeting with her, set me for my "failure" and no chance to promote (she wanted to demote me) but it did not happen. I have worked here now for 27 years and like what I do. My current boss is awesome, but the higher ups who are in charge of hiring and were part of the conversation before, is the hold up. I spoke up and they did not like that. I feel sad, about this, as I am not selected for promotions.