I'm on a project. One of the senior managers that are working on it is constantly interrupting me. It doesn't matter if we are talking 1:1 or in a group of people, she's constantly doing that. She does interrupt other people too but not as much as me. She even frequently asks me a question and then answers it herself without giving me an opportunity to say as much as one sentence.
(Recently, when in 1:1s with her I stopped trying to answer her questions altogether to check if she will realize that I'm not saying anything. She didn't. She answers herself and goes on to the next topic with 0 input from me).
She invites me to meetings and then doesn't let me tell a word.
To give some context:
- I don't normally talk much. I don't dominate conversations, but I do participate actively if I feel I can contribute. I'm a straightforward talker, don't monologize for minutes.
- I've always received very positive feedback about my performance too - I know what I'm doing.
- I'm a woman and she's a woman. 95% of IT people engaged on the project are men.
- Officially, she is a bit higher than me in the hierarchy but I'm not reporting to her.
How can I address this with her so that she'll stop interrupting me? I write a lot of emails to her to communicate things, but I would prefer to just discuss them.