Even women in leadership roles are constantly critiqued for being "bossy" or "too direct", or are under constant scrutiny for their appearance or perceived missteps. It's very much an "old boys club" and I can't think of any woman leader within the company that is exempt from these perceptions.
Job Satisfaction Level
6 paid / 6 unpaid
A woman's experience with this company has appeared to me to be very dependent upon two things: 1) her tolerance for/ability to engage in an "old boys club", and 2) her direct supervisor. Working in a field environment, I have seen very few women be perceived as successful in their role by other male and female counterparts because so much of her personality is taken into consideration.
Lady bossladynycHuman Resources Manager, Human Resources
It's an oil and energy company. It's older white man at the very top level. Females are not represented at all, let alone fairly. Granted, different departments have different styles but the females in HR were catty, finger pointing and unable (or unwilling) to help any other females. This behavior, of course, was ignored thus sanctioned by an upper management chain of men.