So yesterday I went for an interview with a workplace that I really admire. The interview went for 30 minutes and then I was asked to stay behind for the work meeting.
Within the first few minutes of the interview one of the panel (who I have greatly admired from a distance) asked me the age of my children, my daycare arrangements and where I get support from if I need back up care. I was so taken aback as I have never been asked about my childcare arrangements and I fumbled the rest of the interview as I was then on the back foot. Anyway the woman called me today whilst I was busy saying she 'didn't think the timing was right for me in this role' and she felt 'I didn't have the required experience (I have more than enough in this specialised area). I thanked her for the opportunity, let her know I was disappointed and I hung up.
I am now feeling that I need to let her know that I spent most of the interview feeling disempowered and ill at ease due to the childcare questions. If I don't share this information with her then I don't feel I am being true to myself and congruent. I don't expect it to change anything nor would that be the purpose of an email but I don't want to waste time kicking myself if I don't say anything. She is quite a powerful person in my field so I would word it carefully.
What do you think? Would you say something in order to be true to yourself?