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Let's Stop Referring to People as "Girls" in Professional Settings

Education JourneyAnne Worth

Last week as I walked into a client meeting with a co-worker, we were greeted with a, “Hi girls.” 

Inwardly, I cringed. I’m well over the age of 12 (I point that out because many people consider either 12 or 18 the oldest age of a girl).

Not everyone seems to know (or care) that it’s not ok to use the word “girl” to describe an adult in a professional setting. 

It’s not news that there’s an awareness problem surrounding this subject and it applies to people of different generations, backgrounds and genders. People have been talking about this for years, and not just Mayim Bialik, but she’s talking about it too