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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:16 AM

Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men



When women speak, they shouldn’t be shrill. Clothing must flatter, but short skirts are a no-no. After all, “sexuality scrambles the mind.” Women should look healthy and fit, with a “good haircut” and “manicured nails.”

These were just a few pieces of advice that around 30 female executives at Ernst & Young received at a training held in the accounting giant’s gleaming new office in Hoboken, New Jersey, in June 2018.

The 55-page presentation, used during the day-and-a-half seminar on leadership and empowerment, was given to HuffPost by an attendee who was appalled by its contents. Full of out-of-touch advice, the presentation focused on how women need to fix themselves to fit into a male-dominated workplace.

The training, called Power-Presence-Purpose or PPP, took place during the height of the Me Too movement when sexual misconduct accusations dominated the news. In response, large corporations, including EY, shored up their sexual harassment policies and training. A few companies banned forced arbitration over allegations of sex discrimination and assault. Some men were fired.

Women’s brains absorb information like pancakes soak up syrup so it’s hard for them to focus, the attendees were told. Men’s brains are more like waffles. They’re better able to focus because the information collects in each little waffle square.








https://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606a

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Reply Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 2019 OP
MANative Oct 2019 #1
snowybirdie Oct 2019 #2
demmiblue Oct 2019 #3
snowybirdie Oct 2019 #4
Cirque du So-What Oct 2019 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 #5
3catwoman3 Oct 2019 #6
SharonAnn Oct 2019 #8

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:24 AM

1. I'm a VP of HR in NYC and if someone had asked me to participate in this...

or worse, to deliver such "training" to my execs, OMG, it would have been ugly. This is infuriating. Straight out of some other century.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:28 AM

2. "Adapted by Marsha Clark"!!!!!

THE Marsha Clark from OJ fame? I guess making a buck is more important than solidarity with your sisters. What a piece of drivel in the 21st Century.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:35 AM

3. No.

Ernst & Young hired an outside consultant, Marsha Clark (not that one), to teach promising women at EY how to grow their networks, negotiate and “build stronger, high-performing teams,” according to the written presentation.





(I just went to her website... it is just as outdated as her advice)

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:41 AM

4. Same reaction

A professional women spouting this b.s. today is so out of touch. Bet she's from the South and a Christian.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 11:30 AM

7. No thank you, Aunt Lydia

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 11:11 AM

5. I think she was Marcia Clark.

Other than that, there are so many things wrong with this seminar.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 11:24 AM

6. Pancakes and waffles!

F@ck that shit. 2018! Sounds more like 1918.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:50 PM

8. For Heaven's Sake! Aren't we past this?

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