All organizations have work that no one wants to do. This won’t change. What needs to change is the disproportionate number of women who are relied on to do this kind of “non-promotable” work. Women are 44% more likely to be asked by male managers to perform non-promotable tasks, and 50 percent more likely to say yes. This imbalance leaves women overcommitted and underutilized for the work they were actually hired to do. In this session, renowned professor and negotiation expert Linda Babcock, who a decade ago changed the negotiating landscape with her book, Ask for It, will walk you through the small, yet significant, changes you can make to your own workload so that you possess the decision-making skills to decide the work you say yes to She will also share how you can help your organization reassess how they assign and reward work to level the playing field for women.
Speaker: Linda Babcock, Author, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead End Work