Josée recommends the following next steps:
Andrea E Wheeler
When meeting in person, make eye contact and be receptive to what they are saying. Try not to assume or judge situations or people. Be cognizant that others don't have your life experiences and may be approaching you or the work from a different place.
Do your research and trust yourself. Don't let others discourage you from participating, providing your insights, or recommendations.
When you have staff, assist them in progressing in their careers. Guide them as necessary, and encourage them to extend themselves beyond their comfort zone. Let them know that you are there to help them succeed; Earn their trust and always be truthful.
Understand your company's mission and strategies, and culture. Volunteer for projects, to mentor, etc.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you feel that you have done something for the right reasons but the results were wrong, accept and learn from them and move on. Don't dwell on your mistakes, but try not to make the same mistake again. Be cognizant if your employees make the same mistakes more than once. It may be indicative of a larger issue: They don't understand their work, they aren't careful, they are distracted, or they don't care. Help them where you can, and reach out to Human Resources (HR) when the issue is outside your purview.
Continue your education in whatever form that means for a given skill and be receptive to learning new skills that may take you in a different direction professionally.
If you witness something that is inappropriate within the work environment, say something. Tell your manager, HR, Compliance, or Legal. Don't assume that someone else will step forward. If the issue doesn't involve your manager, discuss it with your manager first.
It's not always easy being a woman in the professional world, you will need to develop a thick skin, but don't ever downplay you being mistreated or second guess your response. Again, if you have questions, talk to your manager or HR. Ideally, if there is a strong successful woman in the company who isn't in your area, ask if she will mentor you.
Embrace change and hire people who embrace change. Change in the business world is constant and it's critical that you can adjust your mindset, work, your environment, etc.
I feel there are several of us out there who have this behavior, since this comes naturally to some women, That is one change I brought in myself to be successful as a woman.