No, you are not imagining it, Sexism is alive and still a big problem for women in the workplace. Appearance counts as much as, and sometimes more than, ability.
In a survey done my Marie Claire, 78 per cent of respondents said that being attractive helps them advance at work. And, when they were asked what would have the biggest impact on climbing the career ladder, it was having a mentor.
Okay, so allow me to mentor you.