This case involves a woman who was a senior manager at an accounting firm in Wyoming. The firm proposed her for partnership. Out of 88 candidates she was the only woman proposed for partnership. As part of the partnership process, the firm solicited written comments from all partners. Many partners stated that the woman was aggressive and macho. There were also concerns expressed that she was impatient and difficult to work with. The firm did not accept or deny her for partnership but instead accepted her for reconsideration the next year, reclassifying her job so that she was earning a lower salary then when she had previously been attempting to secure a firm partnership. Several male partners advised her to “walk more femininely, talk more femininely, dress more femininely, wear makeup, have her hair styled, and wear feminine jewelry like pearls or other gemstones” if she wanted to make partner. When the next year came, the woman was denied a partnership. The woman sued the firm alleging that their handling of her partnership decision constituted sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.