Anon in the unlikely case my company ever stumbles upon this thread.
I'm female graduate in an entry level job. I work in events and in a couple of weeks I'll be working at a trade show in London. The industry I work is dominated by males and I'm slightly concerned about experiencing sexism at the show.
At the show, I'll primarily be looking after the exhibitors. I've had email correspondence with quite a few of them and a few have added me on Linkedin, which is fine. However, a couple of sent me slightly flirty messages and I'm a bit uncomfortable.
My manager has already warned me that other trade shows females from my company have been groped and have had men just generally being too overfamiliar.
This is my first trade show and because I'm in my early twenties and female I'm slightly apprehensive and want to have some advice on how to tackle sexism in a professional manner in case someone oversteps the mark.
Does anyone have an advice?
And actually passed?