McMahon's experiences position her to champion issues of fairness and representation. Working as the CEO of a testosterone-fueled, wrestling-focused entertainment company, McMahon became aware that men habitually looked to other men instead of considering women.
"There are too often opportunities that are not given to women but are given to men because it tends to sometimes still be the old boys' club. And I know this coming from an industry that is very male-dominated," says McMahon.
As McMahon handled hiring and promoting, she observed that women and men approached interviews differently. In general, men appeared far more comfortable with their abilities.
"Almost without fail, women wanted to know, 'Tell me exactly what is it that I really need to hone in on, and where can I sharpen my skills to do the best job for you.' A man could come in, on the other hand, and would sit down and just say, 'I've got this. I know exactly what you need. I am ready to take this on starting tomorrow,'" says McMahon.
"He may have clearly no more idea than the woman that I have just interviewed but he comes in with more confidence that he is ready to go."