February 06, 2009

Negotiating the Gendered Workplace Series Takes Place Tuesdays in February

Women occupy 40 percent of managerial positions in the United States but only 6 percent of Fortune 500 top executive roles. Three TCU groups have joined together to host a series of experts on the subject of women in the workplace each Tuesday in February. " Negotiating the Gendered Workplace " is presented by Neeley Fellows and BNSF Next Generation Leadership Program at the Neeley School of Business, and the TCU Institute on Women and Gender. Admission is free and open to the public. Register here .

The series kicked off on February 3 with a breakfast event featuring Dr. Myrtle P. Bell, associate professor of human resource management at UTA and author of Diversity in Organizations . Dr. Bell's research focuses on diversity and social issues at work, including sexual harassment, disability, age, and weight diversity, surface and deep-level diversity, and effects of partner violence on women at work. She is an active member of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division (GDO) of the Academy of Management.

February 10, 7:00-8:30 pm, Dr. Linda Carli, senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Wellesley College and board member of Association of Women in Psychology, will discuss her book, Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders. Dr. Carli has published and presented papers on the effects of gender on group interaction, communication and influence; leadership; and reactions to adversity and victimization. Her current research focuses on women's leadership, particularly the obstacles that women leaders face and ways to overcome those obstacles. She also conducts diversity training workshops and negotiation and conflict resolution workshops for women leaders.

Tuesday February 17, 5:30-7:00 pm, a panel of experts will discuss "International Gender Issues Across Cultures." The following Tuesday, February 24, at the same time, a different panel will discuss the challenges of work/life balance.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU
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