Be compatriots not competitors.
Don’t get so wrapped up in “it’s a man’s world.”
Don’t encourage the tokenism. More than one woman can be in the writer’s room, for example.
Learn how to to counter offensive behavior in a productive way.
Learn how to read people.
Realize not everyone will be interested in working with you, move on. You don’t need anyone’s permission to be a filmmaker.
Are you a young female filmmaker starting out? The NYWIFT’s Intern/Mentor Program is Accepting Applications for Immediate Placement. More info here.