"...We asked a few women what they thought a ring on the finger did for them in their careers:
Tasha Mayberry, Vice President Marketing for Corporate Compensation Plans, said, 'I've been in the professional career world since age 22 and at age 27 became the VP of Marketing for an insurance brokerage firm…and yes, since I married my husband this past February, I am taken more seriously with clients, colleagues and the general business world. I notice this most when I'm attending or sponsoring a networking event, and when people notice the rings on my finger or I mention "My husband" they take me more seriously (I see it in there mannerisms, what they say to me, and how they follow up with me). Before, I felt that I was viewed as a young professional at events for the drinks and to socialize…but if they paid closer attention I usually always have water in my hand!
I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing however and although frustrating before I was married, I understand how this can be. Marriage equates to commitment, stability and a sense of values for me so I can see how this paradigm has formed. Then again, I think we are shifting as a society and putting more and more faith and value into young, unmarried professionals...'"
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