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The Womanhood Penalty: 5 Behaviours That Show Corporate India Has Some Serious Growing Up To Do

As a vice-president advising one of India's best-known companies, I was once asked to leave the room so a very senior member could crack an inappropriate joke. I was the only woman in the room, needless to say. Let's face it, corporate India isn't used to seeing women in positions of power. I've learnt to expect some curiosity, some inelegance and many awkward moments. Here's my list of workplace woes that illustrate how corporate India has a lot of growing up to do.
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Are Women Poor Negotiators?

I see women consciously and sub-consciously constantly negotiating their way through life (whether it is with the husband/boyfriend or with children on what to eat, where to eat, where to go for a vacation etc) and yet 4 out of 5 women say that they are unable to negotiate the salary they want or the salary they deserve while most often the men they know are quite adept at negotiating a better deal at work.