As you know, I’ve posted some bullsh*# that happens to me with the fraudulent behavior in technical recruiting, but what I experienced yesterday with the amount of sexism in the sales tech industry tops the cake, BY FAR!
In hanging out with an attractive female consultant that is also responsible for generating new business and the types of text messages she received after the meet and greet event occurred was extremely disturbing.
Ridiculous sh*# like:
“You’re the most attractive female I met tonight, I’m staying at hotel XYZ, do you want to hang out for a drink tonight”
“What are you up to, can I come by to meet you later”
“How long will you be out, maybe we can get together”
No sh*#, these are the types of texts she showed me.
I honestly didn’t know what to say, except to advise her to ignore every one of these.
I’m not in her shoes and I never will be, nor was I there in the initial introductory conversation, so my opinion can only go so far, but what she shared with me really opened my eyes to a whole other side of what an attractive sales female is up against, which correlate to statistics that state over 90% of females have witnessed sexist behavior at the office or at industry events.
This sucks and I couldn’t provide any sound advice to help.