When I was 16 years old, I went to work for my dad, a mechanic who owned his own business. His workforce was primarily men, and I immediately noticed the types of conversations his employees had, the suggestive calendars they hung on the walls, and other behaviors that were off-putting – especially to a young woman like myself. But I’ve never been one to back down from what I feel is the right thing to do. I had no qualms in telling them to take down their calendars and watch their language. My dad was surprised that I so easily stood up to them, but he also knew I stood up for what I believed in. He readily backed me up and their behaviors changed.