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FAN – The No Club: Putting an End to Women’s Dead-End Work Wednesday, September 28

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FAN – The No Club: Putting an End to Women’s Dead-End Work Part of the Family Action Network

  • Date: September 28
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom

The “No Club” started when four professional women, crushed by endless to-do lists, banded together over $10 bottles of wine to get their work lives under control. Running faster than ever, they still trailed behind their male colleagues. And so, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them away from the work that mattered most to their careers. This book reveals how their subsequent groundbreaking research uncovered that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with “non-promotable work,” a tremendous problem we can—and must—solve.

All organizations have work that no one wants to do: planning the office party, attending to that time-consuming client, or simply helping others. In The No Club: Putting an End to Women’s Dead-End WorkLise Vesterlund, Ph.D., the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, along with three colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University — the original “No Club” — document that women are disproportionately asked and expected to take on these tasks that inevitably go unrewarded, leaving women overcommitted and underutilized as companies forfeit revenue, productivity, and top talent.

Prof. Vesterlund is the director of the Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL) and of the Behavioral Economic Design Initiative (BEDI). Her highly influential research on gender differences in advancement has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time Magazine, and Harvard Business Review.

Prof. Vesterlund will be in conversation with Barbara Bernstein, chief human resources officer at Magnetar Capital. Ms. Bernstein oversees the firm’s human resources, office services, and Magnetar Capital Foundation philanthropic work.

This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available on our website and YouTube channel.

This event is presented by Family Action Network (FAN). Gorton Center is proud to partner with FAN as a sponsor of this event to bring this programming to our patrons. 

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