Too often women receive the message that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead: —Negotiate more! –Stop being such a wimp! –Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefit men over women
This workshop gives women individual strategies for navigating workplaces that are shaped by implicit bias. Drawing on 35 years of experimental social psychology studies, it boils them down into four patterns. What Works for Women teaches us to recognize the patterns and also offers them very concrete strategies for how to navigate these patterns successfully.
Individual Strategies are not solutions, however, knowing how to identify gender bias and understanding how to overcome this bias is key to a woman’s success.
You will walk away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of:
· Workplace practices that suggest bias that will impact career success
· Frameworks to examine workplace pattern prior to acting on them
· How to use an understanding of implicit bias to reduce frustration and increase career success
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century. Williams, who is Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, has authored or co-authored six books. She has written over ninety academic articles and book chapters.
As Founding Director of WorkLife Law, Williams has played a leading role in documenting workplace bias against mothers, leading to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination. She has organized social scientists to document workplace bias against mothers, notably in a special issue of the Journal of Social Issues titled “The Maternal Wall” (co-edited with Monica Biernat and Faye Crosby), which received the Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology.
Williams also has played a central role in documenting how work-family conflict affects working-class families, through reports such as “One Sick Child Away From Being Fired”, “Three Faces of Work-Family Conflict” co-authored with Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress, and “Improving Work-Life Fit in Hourly Jobs”. Williams’ current research focuses on how work-family conflict differs at different class locations; on the “culture wars” as class conflict; on how gender bias differs by race; and on the role of gender pressures on men in creating work-family conflict and gender inequality.
Williams was awarded the Hastings Visionary Award (2013), the American Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Scholar Award (2012), the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award (2012), the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award for Women Lawyers of Achievement (2006), and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award in 2006 for Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It.