About the speaker
Laurie R. Weingart is the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. She served as CMU’s Interim Provost/Chief Academic Officer, and as Senior Associate Dean – Education and Director of the Accelerate Leadership Center within the Tepper School. Coauthor of The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work, her research examines collaboration, conflict, and negotiation, with a focus on how differences across people both help and hinder effective problem solving and innovation. Prof. Weingart has published over 70 articles and book chapters in the fields of management, social psychology, industrial psychology, cognitive psychology, and economics.
About the lecture
While it’s easy to blame women for the problem (“women need to learn to say no”), fix-the-women solutions are not the answer. The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work provides ample evidence that organizational and cultural norms drive the imbalance – both in terms of the tendency to ask women to perform this work and expecting them to say yes. And recognizing this root cause points us to implementable managerial solutions that will help to correct the imbalance.
Dr. Weingart, coauthor of The No Club and a professor of organizational behavior, will describe this problem that is hiding in plain sight, discuss what women can do to bring their NPT workload into balance, and present ways leaders and managers can move their organizations towards greater equity in the distribution of NPTs.