Kirstin Stone has spent a lot of time explaining to people that she is not a receptionist.
She was working in sales and marketing for a race car performance products company when she first had to make clear to the mostly male clientele that she was passionate about the products her company sold.
"There was this whole process of building credibility before I can answer a simple question," she said. "They want to ask me what I drive, how long I've been racing. 'Do you really wrench?'"
The men in her office did not face the same grilling.