Women In The Workforce – How To Stay Professional When Things Get Personal

DESCRIPTION
With women comprising 50% of the workforce it is more likely than ever that the average female lawyer, clerk, judge, or mediator will work with women, work for women, and manage other women as part of her job. Research shows that women tend to relate to other women differently than they relate to men. The female desire to “tend and befriend” creates business woman-to-woman associations that can be either very positive or extremely difficult.

Based on the book Mean Girls at Work – How to Stay Professional When Things get Personal, by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, this presentation examines the different ways that women in the legal profession may compete with each other, and offers field-tested techniques for breaking free from or avoiding power struggles between women at work.

FACULTY
Presenters, Katherine Crowley a Harvard trained psychotherapist, and Kathi Elster a management consultant and executive coach are seasoned guides in the area of professional fulfillment through self-awareness and self-management.

Together they have written Working with You Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work, and Working For You Isn’t Working For Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back.

Program recorded on April 18, 2013