"On the plane, I ordered a vodka tonic. The guy next to me said, 'Gosh, that's a man's drink,'" recalls Mickey Schaefer, CAE, vice president, membership, meetings and conventions, and administration, for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Kansas City, Mo. Depending on your age, that incident will either strike a chord or sound surreal. It occurred in the mid-1970s, when, Schaefer says, "You had to fight to have people look at you as more than a secretary." Twenty years later, at ...

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