Being an aggressive girl is frowned on in society today. Like really think about it. For all my dancers in the world, how do you respond when a female dance teacher is aggressive versus a male dance teacher. When a female does something or says something that is too forward, she is labeled as pushy. However when a man does or says the same thing he is assertive. My two cents is : Ladies be the "man" in the relationship, the workplace, and in those meetings. Do not be shy in order to coddle the males in the room. This is how you reach your goals. The women's civil rights movement has not ended it has just been diminished and it is our job to push until equality is reached.