Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace Yes, your workplace is sexist. Let's laugh/cry together while figuring out what we can do about it.Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe break down how sexism works in the modern workplace. And with help from some badass experts, they bring you real tactics you can use to fight back.
Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace

Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace

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Yes, your workplace is sexist. Let's laugh/cry together while figuring out what we can do about it.Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe break down how sexism works in the modern workplace. And with help from some badass experts, they bring you real tactics you can use to fight back.

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