you may recall that bras and ranties was forced to skip our ten year high school reunion last weekend as a direct result of pre-made margarita poison. not a pretty picture. all the concealer in the world wouldn’t have made us look human that night.
the milestone did, however, incite reflection over the past ten years and how fucking old we are. and as we began to moisturize, we just couldn’t help but remark on the lack of female mentorship we saw in the workplace over those very long years. we’ve worked with some incredible women, don’t dare misunderstand. however we have also come across some not so much.
we remember interviewing at an agency a few years ago where our manager would have been female. as we were telling bras and ranties papa about the position, he lovingly informed us not to get our hopes up about the job, as we ‘don’t tend do well working with ladies.’
of course we brat-attacked but in restrospect we suppose the love bugger may have had a point. no doubt our personality can be a rather acquired taste, but there were a lotta mean ladies about town. and at times they made it rather a difficult task to acquire (and maintain) our bearings.
the whole thing left us curious about what you think. have you had a (true and authentic) mentor? has she inspired evolution in your job and the rest of your life? and are those in positions to inspire the next generation actually doing so?