Saturday, April 19, 2014

You Always Deserve to Be in the Room

Lisa Johnson made her mark in biotech and business, often as the only woman in the room.  In a recent Business Journal Interview, here's what Lisa had to say in response to one of her interview questions:
Have you ever had situations where you’re the only woman in the room, and how do you deal with that?

"When I was with Novagen (Biosciences Inc.), and then especially with Merck, which was a German corporation, I was in with — oh my god, it was 20, 25 men — and I walked out and a guy came up to me and said, ‘Oh my god. Was that really hard on you to be in that room?’
Due to your position and your experience, you always deserve to be in a room.  If you were invited, there was a reason.  You have something important to say.  Say it.

Read the entire article:  Wisconsin Economic Development Corp's Lisa Johnson on Female Entrepreneurship

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