A disproportionate number of women perform workplace tasks that do nothing to advance their career – or even damage it – while their male counterparts fail to share the burden of these tasks. Professors Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart argue that the inequity arises from an underlying problem: Society still expects women to say yes when asked to help and punishes them if they say no. Drawing on research and their personal experience, the four professors give women and organizations tools to create more just and equal workplaces where everyone can flourish.
About the Authors
Linda Babcock is a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University. Brenda Peyser retired in 2018 from a 35-year career in leadership in the academic and corporate worlds, including 18 years as associate dean of the Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management. Lise Vesterlund is a professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, and Laurie R. Weingart is a professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University.
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12 months agoTHIS!!! Such an important topic. Thank you so much, Mara, for selecting and summarizing this book. Fantastic read.