Why Women Should Stop Trying to Dress Like Everyone Else at Work

Why Women Should Stop Trying to Dress Like Everyone Else at Work

It is no secret that the tech industry is primarily male dominated.  This article discusses the varying strategies a woman should take part in to appear professional in accordance to their male counterparts. There are several ideas about what a woman should wear in order to be taken seriously, such as clear nail polish instead of colorful polish.  However, those who are successful are confident and comfortable with themselves and don’t follow a formula.  Additionally, there are several double standards in the workforce, such as a woman inviting a male colleague out for drinks.  Although not how it should be, it is recommended to err on the side of caution in these situations.  Moreover, the article encourages woman in the workforce to find their allies and remember they have a voice too.

 

This article reminded me of a select few parts of  Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s “The Reply to Sor Philotea” because the article has to do with the difference’s between men and woman in education and the workforce.  Cruz states, “she should dress me in boy’s clothing” and “the natural adornment of one’s hair is held in such high esteem, I cut mine off” (15).  Sor Juana is trying to figure out how to blend into this male-dominated society.  Even though times are clearly very different, some of the same questions still apply.