At the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party, Isla Fisher was networking with a group of people in show business. Then, suddenly, “the crowds parted, and there was Lady Gaga,” according to Fischer.
“She's heading right towards me and she says, 'Thank you. Your performance in American Hustle, Amy, was…”
The problem was, Fisher wasn’t in American Hustle. That was Amy Adams. People often confuse the two.
Because Fisher loved Lady Gaga, she didn’t have the heart to tell Gaga her mistake. Luckily, Amy Adams was in the room and approached the two entertainers.
Mistaken celebrity identities are fun. But what happens if it’s in the workplace? Where people consistently mistake your name and give credit for your work to someone else?
“More than 1 in 6 Asian women say they are frequently mistaken for someone else of the same race,“ according to a new report from LEAN IN and Mckinsey.
How might we make sure Asian women get the credit they deserve?
Read the Women in the Workplace report here.
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