My answer to Do vendors hire hot sales women who sleep with decision makers of potential clients at conferences to …
Answer by Desmond Last:
The best way to ensure your company does not get orders is to do what the question implies.
Any company who resorts to using women in this way will not last long. Women are increasingly becoming the decision makers in large companies and would not tolerate such behavior.
When I used to represent Cranchi at the Sydney International Boat Show, with my company Sydney boat Sales, I wanted smartly dressed intelligent woman who could present the boat in a professional manner.
Of course it happens, but it is now much less common than it used to be. I know I would not tolerate any behaviour which used or intimidate women.
It is important that if we are to ensure women in developing countries have rights, that the women in developed societies who can petition for their rights, are not undermined by men who use women this way.
Conferences can be a nightmare for women and the opportunity to enjoy themselves after the conference can often be misconstrued. No still means No.