Speak up to get ahead in the workplace

VOICES FROM LEADERSHIP: From left, Dr. Angela Caliendo, vice president of the University Medicine Foundation, Leslie Taito, a senior vice president at Hope Global, and Kati Machtley, director of the Women's Summit at Bryant University, are seen at the May 12 Business Women's Summit. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
VOICES FROM LEADERSHIP: From left, Dr. Angela Caliendo, vice president of the University Medicine Foundation, Leslie Taito, a senior vice president at Hope Global, and Kati Machtley, director of the Women's Summit at Bryant University, are seen at the May 12 Business Women's Summit. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
When Leslie Taito, a senior vice president at Hope Global, was at an early point in her work life, a male customer once told her she was "prettier than a speckled pup." As if channeling many businesswomen's lifelong task of cleaning up gender relations in the workplace, Taito told the man, "You know, you just…

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