Thread regarding Bank of New York Mellon Corp. layoffs

Muzzling of women

Are there any other women in particular or any individuals out there who feel muzzled by their male colleagues due to ego issues? I’m so tired of it. Several instances of speaking up about something and told it’s not a concern and later found to be a concern by a client, or speaking up about time lines not able to be met due to scope increases and asked to push it in whatever it takes even if logistically not possible due to system schedules and only when another impacted team’s makes same suggestion it’s considered. There is a male ego problem at this company that is SO pervasive amongst low level leaders. Whether it’s not communicating, not sharing knowledge so it doesn’t trickle down, power plays, reducing a persons voice or place at the table, or refusing to hear when they feel like they are screaming of cultural, business, client or personnel issues that if resurrected could only help the company and employee and client base. I hate to see this company fail, but at the individual contributor, non leader level things are not good. People feel voiceless, held down and just degraded. Please hear us! Please. We don’t want to fail and we don’t want the company to fail.

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Post ID: @OP+17esmSiP

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Maybe at some places but not at the bank.

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Post ID: @khvo+17esmSiP

I definitely see issues, I can’t tell if it is because the individuals are women or because the majority of leadership positions are male, but the very few women in leadership roles, I have seen degraded, ignored, regarded as overbearing and picky by male colleagues and subordinates. It’s very frustrating.

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Post ID: @hqqb+17esmSiP

From what I can see, the female management is doing their fair share of the muzzling in this poorly run organization.

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Post ID: @geqs+17esmSiP

@4yut+17esmSiP, I agree it is a culture thing, but many places in the company that I have seen are very male dominated at the leadership level, even if you are talking low level leadership roles.

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Post ID: @5sju+17esmSiP

It's less about gender and more about a culture that rewards this behaviour. There are plenty of women doing the muzzling.

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Post ID: @4yut+17esmSiP

I don't work for your company but am a woman in sales and have experienced the same frustrations with male managers only. I was fired from my first job ever when at a company meeting I asked the president the five year plan, got laughed at and fired. Years later I was working at a brokerage firm as an assistant. I studied at night for my series 7, past the test the first time and was told I could not tell anyone my good news because a male/ kid who was not working , just studying for the 7 , and getting ready to inherit a book of business , had tried several times to pass and failed. Had things like this happen in a male dominated ego centric world my whole life but eventually you will seek out a company and individuals who are worthy of your work, ethics and determination.

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Post ID: @qbp+17esmSiP

I am a male and I have spoken up on this forum before about the need for BNY Mellon to hire a woman to be the first ever female CEO of a financial institution here in the US. I have been heavily criticized for my remarks by I stand by them. We need a woman CEO for BNY Mellon in much the same way that we should elect a woman for president of the United States. It’s simply time for us to move forward and take that next step. I believe that women are not treated equal in the workplace, and that having a female CEO at the top is the step to take to address that issue. There are BRILLIANT women at BNY Mellon that would run circles around Todd Gibbons if only given the chance. I have been called s-xist for making these remarks, but honestly I feel that everyone else is s-xist for NOT making these remarks.

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Post ID: @jxx+17esmSiP

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