Only male on my team

I don't know if this has happened to anybody else but I just accepted a new job and it turns out me and my boss are the only males on the team. Has anybody else been outnumbered by women before? I find this very odd and we're a team of 5

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Aug 1, 2021 - 12:03pm

Sometimes female bosses feel like they have something to prove and can be categorized as "hardos" when compared to their male counterparts

To those throwing MS - I'm not saying I agree with this or that it isn't sexist, but rather providing commentary on what I've seen / heard from working or making networking calls.  Example - headhunter sets up multiple rounds of interviews at XYZ firm but tells me to prep technicals the hardest before interviewing with the only female.  Have had this happen numerous times.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 1:27am

Are you complaining about this? I'd be willing to trade. My group is literally a sausage fest. Definitely would be open to lateral to a platform that gets hiring done right (seemingly the place you are in). Congrats dude

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Jul 30, 2021 - 1:28am

never really thought about the fact thats how women can feel all the time in banking and engineering

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Jul 30, 2021 - 4:28am

We have teams with majority female employees, but the BU overall has more men than women. I don't think the men in those teams feel any different, it is an open plan office after all and you see all kinds of folks walk around. WFH is different, of course. But we are phasing that out, slowly.

Jul 30, 2021 - 7:04pm

Dude ladies have felt this way in finance forever. It's always been a bros club. Just suck it up and do a good job that's all that matters. 

Aug 1, 2021 - 4:03pm

Is this a troll post? I don't understand how a 3:2 ratio could be problematic for anyone.


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Aug 1, 2021 - 8:47pm

I'm not saying it's problematic but I've never been in a role where there's been more women than men… just saying. Especially in finance I feel this is a little bit unusual. Plus if you think about it I am technically the only male since my male boss oversees the whole team and the rest of the team including me work under him….and they are female

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