Q. Should I act differently toward female executives?


Executives are executive regardless of their gender. In the ideal business environment, men and women should do the same jobs without considerations of gender.

When an executive invites a client or customer for drinks or dinner, that executive should pay the bill, regardless of whether she happens to be a woman. When the waiter brings the bill, she either takes care of it at the table or pays at the cashier. Business is business. When a job requires a business trip, no special consideration should be made for a woman who may have kids at home. Such “consideration” creates a so–called “glass ceiling” above women in the workplace, uneven expectations and eventually uneven treatment and promotions.