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Episode 031 – Laurie Weingart, Co-Author, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange, Laurie Weingart, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University and co-author of The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work, sits down with guest host, Cheryle Jackson, CEO, MyOwnDoctor & Founder, Grit and Grace, The Movement. This conversation was recording in front of a live audience on June 1, 2022 where they discussed the how women are more likely to be assigned tasks that do not help promote their careers, but in fact can often hurt their chances for promotions. Tune in to learn more about non-promotable tasks and how you and your organization can think strategically about assigning these tasks to improve gender equity in the workplace.

1:00 – Introduction
3:22 – Dr. Weingart explains what the No Club is and how it came to be
7:30 – The research process for the No Club & quantifiable data
12:13 – A discussion on non-promotable work
22:30 – “The Effective No”, benevolent sexism, & women of color
32:20 – Dr. Weingart discusses emotional labor
36:00 – How can women avoid doing an unfair share of unpromotable work
41:35 – Dr. Weingart discusses ways to avoid handing work down to other women and saying no to note taking
51:00 – What your roles should be within your organization

Episode link: The No Club

Guest Host: Cheryle Jackson, CEO, MyOwnDoctor & Founder, Grit and Grace, The Movement
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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