Moms-in-Law: “Gender Differences at Work: Successfully Walking the Tightrope”
Has a boss ever criticized you for doing what he frequently does himself? Has a man been credited in a meeting for suggesting a solution you posited just a few minutes before? Does it seem odd that Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was disparaged as too “bossy”? These are the effects of the cultural conflict between the expectations of women and the expectations of leaders. In the words of Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University professor, researcher and best-selling author, “Standards of behavior applied to women are based on roles that do not include being boss.”
Debra will discuss tips and examples on how to walk the tightrope of conducting yourself as a competent business person, lawyer and leader, without clashing disastrously with the expectations of your gender in our culture. She’ll point out how the social mores and linguistic patterns you learned as a girl can hold you back as an adult professional… and what to do about it.
Where: Farrago World Cuisine 318 Gray Street Houston, TX 77002)
When: 5/2/12 at 12:00pm
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