As a woman in sales with my target demographic in the construction industry, I have often had to get creative to hit my targets.
Unfortunately, I have put men as the lead "face" on big deals because I wanted to close. On a recent big opp, the CEO was sexist enough that I felt it necessary he perceived having a man in control of his account. This was 100% my account, and I did 95% of the work. However, I'll do whatever it takes to get that win. I did have to split the commission, but it was significant enough that it was worth it.
On a lighter note, I may or may not have sent a recently divorced prospect a nude cleaning service with my business card "strategically placed" on the staff.
I *really* want to send one of these though : https://www.pinatagrams.com/
Let's hear your stories!