Women’s Poker Magazine – “Men vs. Women: The Double Standard” by Ellen Leikind

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When I was in my twenties, I always hated when people focused on the Male versus Female thing. It bothered me that women needed “women’s groups” in school or at work because I thought it added fuel to the fire that there was a difference between the two sexes. As I started moving up in the corporate world I got the opportunity to network with a very senior female executive from a big cosmetics company. When I asked her what the most important thing I should consider when choosing a company to work for she said “pick one that is good to women” I was blown away. I never expected to hear this from a successful woman and at the time it sounded quite trite.

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