#GAReads | After women's conference gaffe, here's what leading women say they really need
They were told to smile, relax at home to maintain their appearance — and pray if times got tough — but attendees at a government-led women's conference Wednesday weren't having any of it.
Outrage over a 1936 booklet containing tips for success that some criticized as antiquated, presented at a networking session by a male speaker from the Dale Carnegie training program, seemed to overshadow the Women in Leadership event.
With a man at the podium for over an hour, women didn't actually get much time to speak up, critics said. But a chance to work the room would have revealed women's distinct approach to networking, said Kelly Hickey, a business owner seated in the audience that day.