Expect sexist treatment and discrimination in the workplace so that you will see it and take the necessary steps to stop it. If you don’t expect it, you don’t see it and that delays your dealing with it. I didn’t get my first trial for a year after I started in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department of Justice although my male colleagues got them sooner. Until I realized I was being treated differently, I took no action. As soon as I confronted the issue, I got my first trial, and once that was over, I got assigned like all my colleagues. That lesson also helped me during the Watergate case.

Read the rest of the interview with Jill Wine-Banks at Thrive Global.