My Experience with sexism at the workplace

I was working with one of my old employers. They hired a person to lead or head the design team in their organisation. And I suddenly started facing odd, arrogant and erratic behaviour from the newly hired design head.

I completed one massive project, which lasted me designing for more than 7/8 months, and then there was no work for any designer in the Mumbai location. So I and another designer were hoping new projects may be in pipeline and will be assigned to us. But a new design head started telling me or complaining about my efficiency and commitment. He even questioned my ability to be a UX Designer…

But the company was expanding so they started hiring new design staff, One day I heard the design head saying ‘Call all girls’, (लडकियोंको बुलाव). He told the HR Staff to hire an all-girl team over male designers.

Today, I see 6 to 7 female designers and no male staff.

I think the design head was trying to please his daily routine with the female staff around him. It may look sexist, but it is what it is.

I even discussed this with my colleagues. They said they are leaving this company, so they are least bothered about their current company situation and the new design head.

I know you may also have faced this issue of sexism in your workspace. How do you deal with it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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