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Do Women Need a Sense of Humor in a Male Dominated Company?


Sallie Krawcheck, a co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, former president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America and named as one of the 7 most powerful women in the world by Forbes, spends some time with me in anticipation of the CREW Network annual convention in New York.

Sallie surprised me when she started discussing the need for a sense of humor in management, especially for women who may have to deal with micro biases and somewhat insensitive comments in a male dominated workplace. She suggested that, like dealing with your own children, you’ve got to pick your battles. Actually, that was how I described it. I question however, “when do you know when to comment and when to just shine it on?”.

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