Tips for Women Working in Male-Dominated Industries

by: Marjorie Mclaughlin
As a woman, working in a male-dominated field can be extremely rewarding. Many technology and industry-driven corporations are seeking to increase diversity in their workforce, particularly among their management ranks. Opportunities abound to both gain initial employment and to advance within such companies. This is good news, considering that such industries typically offer higher pay and greater benefits than traditionally-female industries. For many women, however, working with mostly male counterparts can be intimidating. You will still find many men in these fields who are unaccustomed to working with women, and some may be wary or even openly resentful of your presence.

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