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I was having a conversation with Arin Reeves, president of Nextions LLC, about the unique issues that many women attorneys of color face - being mistaken for the court reporter when she arrives for a deposition; the subtle incidents of exclusion, the accumulation of which can take its toll on many; being asked to take on tasks that seem very (inappropriately) gender-specific. As I listed, in a matter-of-fact tone, many incidents that I've experienced myself or that others have experienced, Arin looked at me and said, "You don't internalize much."
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Profiles in Diversity Journal / 2012 Women Worth Watching (Marla Butler)
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