As part of a summer internship at an organization that was putting together a large-scale event, I was advertising for the event at a volunteering conference. The male president of the company sponsoring the event stopped by our booth, and started chatting with me. I was a university student at the time, and he asked me what I wanted to do afterwards.
I mentioned that I was a psychology major, and that I was looking into getting a PhD in psychology, or perhaps getting an MD and going into psychiatry. He replied, “You know, there are great careers in nursing out there. You can get a certificate in 3 years.” I have nothing against nursing, but I guess because I’m female, I wouldn’t be capable of going into a position that requires more training, or that is in an industry dominated by men. #MFIF
Left coast, USA