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At My WHITS End: A Chat About Gender, Leadership and HIT: Mandi Bishop

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Here’s my pitchScreen Shot 2016-07-06 at 9.23.46 PM over at LinkedIn about my chat forthcoming today with Mandi Bishop.  But that pitch is really only a tiny fraction of the story.

The wider story is that there’s an egregious double standard out there.  One where Mandi got caught in the crossfire, when she posted about getting bullied when she posted a cartoon….a CARTOON, people…by a man for her “minsogynst” posting and stating she should be fired.  (BTW, to the angry bully/dude–since there were all men in the cartoon, I think you meant to say “misandrist,” but I digress.)

The interesting item is that men also posted the EXACT SAME CARTOON with NO ANGRY RANTS afterward.  My guess with the bully is that he posted snarky comments perhaps because the cartoon hit a little too close to home…?  After all, anger is really just fear, dressed up in a puffed up package.

The double. Standard. Must. Stop.  Mandi’s working on a group called WHITS, where she helps get more women into the HIT dialog, and hopefully rooms of leadership.  I hope you can listen in today over at Pharmacy Podcast.  And better yet, check your own world to see if there is an imbalance of leaders in your company/cause or even companies you support.  If there is an imbalance, ask why, and call it out.  Because if we keep on ignoring it, we’re just going to keep on getting what we’ve got…