First of all, no woman should ever "act like a man" to get ahead. Right there you are agreeing with the mentality that you have to be a man to even be considered for whatever "ahead" might look like for you professionally.
Secondly, I work for an IT company, and I am the only female engineer. Men are all the time "tooting their own horn" for accomplishments, however, when a female did the same thing, it was viewed as boastful and bragging. Needless to say, acting like a man back-fired.
While I agree that being a female in a predominately male world is a challenge, never will I reduce my passion and drive for what I do or the style in which I do it and play "man" to get ahead.
If you really want to see a change, be the change. Otherwise, don't complain when things don't go your way.
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