Male Account Executive to Female Copy Writer

Multiple times I was told to last minute join a meeting or a call because "we need a woman to sit in so they don't think we're just a bunch of dudes," which they absolutely were. If I didn't get a chance to actually work on the client, why are you so desperate to have me sit in on the meeting? There were even times I was asked to present work that wasn't mine—I declined. Diversity shouldn't just be for show at the last minute. It taught me that it's not enough to sit at the table (literally), we still need to fight to have our voices matter when it counts.