I am a lawyer hired by a financial services during a time of great legal change. When I discussed up the changes that would have the largest impact on the business, the male leaders all used phrases like “that will shut down the industry”, “we may as well close the doors now”, “we’ll never be able to sell again”. But it was me that was referred to as ‘Henny Penny’ (a reference to the hysterical female farmyard hen who thought the sky was falling in when hit in the head with an acorn).