I was naïve to gender inequality until it hit me square in the face. A few years ago, my CEO Ed and I accepted a meeting with a financial institution that wanted our business. During the course of our meeting, one gentleman refused to make eye contact with me. He presented to the other two men in the room as if I didn’t exist. Ed, as intuitive as he is, caught on. At the end of the meeting, he playfully commented, “You’ll have to get Kira’s approval. She makes all of the decisions around here.” The gentleman looked as if he’d seen a ghost.