I happened to answer the office LAN Line number and was greeted by an overconfident female Sales Representative of an Insurance Company. She introduced herself quickly and immediately requested for her to be connected to “Sir“. I was confused.
I checked, “May I know who you need to speak to?”
She responded, “The Manager in Charge please.”
I responded, “Well! I am a Lady and I am the Manager in Charge”
Silence for 2 seconds.
She fumbled a little thereafter but managed to explain the requirement and I connected her to our Admin department.
I couldn’t help but muse that even in today’s world, the underlying assumption is that it is ultimately men who are in charge of management at large establishments. It pained me more because the assumption was made by a Lady Professional herself.
I guess Women in India need to lead many more successful organizations before this mindset will start to change.