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“I’d Rather Work With A Man”
Tips For Diffusing Conflicts Among Women

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We receive more questions from WLE members about how to handle workplace conflicts between women than on any other topic. At least once a year, a study or trending article comes out about why female bosses are harder to work for, or how catty female coworkers or office Mean Girls hold women back in their careers. Coverage of this issue tends to ignore the role gender bias plays in pitting women against each other.

We'll explore the underlying sources of these conflicts, including generational differences and gender bias in organizational culture, that create complicated office politics between women. We’ll provide tips to help you spot typical patterns of conflict, with strategies for navigating complicated gender dynamics between women in a way that advances your career goals, and discuss strategies managers and organizations can use to address the underlying biases that cause conflicts between women, with tips on how to better address these conflicts when they arise.
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The Flexibility Stigma

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Joan Williams, Mary Blair-Loy & Jennifer Berdahl 

A new publication from WorkLife Law about the stigma applied to flexible work arrangements, and the superficial biases that lead to the failure of the modern workplace to adjust to the realities of the workforce.

Being a Team Player While Actively Pursuing Your Career Goals

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Women and diverse professionals often face internal and/or external pressures to play office roles that give them less visibility and prominence. This webinar provides concrete strategies to enable professionals to position themselves in the spotlight while still being seen as good team players. We’ll discuss the kind of roles that might be undervalued in the office, how to be strategic when assigned to these roles, and how to leverage these opportunities to further both individual and organizational goals.
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