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Event Information

Date & Time
April 15, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Bechtel International Center - Assembly Room
584 Capistrano Way
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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What Works for Women at Work - Book Event Featuring Joan Williams


The Clayman Institute is excited to welcome Joan Williams to discuss her new book, What Works for Women at Work.  Please RSVP for this event by clicking here.  There will be a book signing from 2:30-3:00pm and the event will go from 3:00-4:00pm.  Books will be available for sale at the event.

An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead—Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women.       

See the video of Joan Williams and her daughter and co-author Rachel Dempsey discussing the strategies from the book by clicking here.

Read the New York Times review of Joan's book done by Debora Spar by clicking here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Women's Forum.


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    • Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings
    • Founding Director of Center for WorkLife Law
    • Author, What Works for Women at Work
    Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century. Described as having "something approaching rock star status” by The New York Times, Williams was awarded the American Bar Foundation's Outstanding Scholar Award (2012), the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award (2012),   the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award for Women Lawyers of Achievement (2006), and the...