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Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – The No Club
May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The No Club started when four 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, yet trailing behind their male colleagues, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them from the work most essential to their careers. Their decade-long journey and groundbreaking research uncovered that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with “non-promotable work,” a problem we can—and must—solve.
All organizations have work that no one wants to do: planning the office party, screening interns, attending to that time-consuming client, helping others with their work, and even office housework. In study upon study, professors Linda Babcock (bestselling author of Women Don’t Ask), Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart—the original “No Club”—document that women are disproportionately asked and expected to do this work. Women are overcommitted and underutilized while companies forfeit revenue, productivity, and top talent.
It doesn’t have to be this way. The No Club explains how making small, yet significant, changes in their workload can empower women in the workplace. And their illuminating call for organizations to reassess how work is assigned and rewarded will forever change the conversation about how we advance women’s careers and achieve equity in the 21st century.
This is a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
This is a free event. Registration may also be completed by email at email@example.com or by phone at 412.522.8866.
At this time, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated or present a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks must be worn by everyone for the duration of their visit. You will need to bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, photo ID, and mask. Find detailed entry requirements at pittsburghlectures.org/welcome.