Participant Driven Session: “No, I don’t want to take notes”: Managing Soft Sexism in the Workplace (requires box lunch ticket)
Sponsored by: Franklin Gilliam :: Rare Books
Sexism in the workplace can be overt, but more often, it manifests in “soft” forms that undermine women’s leadership ability. Why are women more likely to perform “low value” work, such as taking notes in meetings, or stay quiet during team discussions? Even in libraries, where women traditionally outnumber men, soft sexism impedes our ability to succeed. Sexism disproportionately impacts women of color and LGBTQ women, limiting progress on diversity initiatives in the profession. We will generate ideas to support those facing challenges in their workplace, and collectively advocate to end soft sexism in the profession. In advance, we will (anonymously) collect stories from the field, and use these to frame our group conversations. This will be a candid, thought-provoking, and productive session. Requires box lunch (pick up in Danielson Gallery). Add to your registration for $18. Order in advance only, not available on site.
Melanie J. Meyers, The Center for Jewish History
Melissa A. Hubbard, Case Western Reserve University
Katie L.B. Henningsen, University of Puget Sound
Allison Jai O’Dell, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries