My book The Good Boss: 9 Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work offers nine rules for everyone to follow to be a better boss for the women on their teams. Here's Rule Number 1.
Call her by her name.
"I correct someone the first time they get my name wrong, but after a while I just give up. I don't want to be that person who's always correcting people."
"After I got married, I let people call me whatever last name they remembered, instead of insisting on being called what I wanted."
"When my name is written right there in the email and they still get it wrong, it shows a carelessness and lack of respect."
"After he called me 'young lady' I stopped listening for the rest of the meeting."
These are quotes from my book, taken from the real experiences of women in the workplace. Does this ring true for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences!
If you'd like to check out the book, here's a link: