Tag Archive: Joan Williams

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    by Angie Chang

    The New Girls’ Network: ‘The Polite Little Girl in the Room’?

    How to break out of being the dutiful daughter? It’s not that easy.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network)

    Every year The Center for WorkLife Law, which I direct, runs a leadership academy for women law firm partners. One key message we send is that sometimes what it takes to make partner is different from what it takes to rise in the partnership.

    “I’ve noticed that the women work so exceptionally hard,” said a management consultant, when I asked her

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    by Angie Chang

    Best Anti-Poverty Program? Effective Scheduling Of Hourly Workers

    What I’ve proposed is software that will allow an employer to achieve “schedule equilibrium”.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network)

    Susan Lambert, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the author of a much-discussed op-ed in Wednesday’s New York Times, once told me that she gets a lot of grief. “You study what,” say her social work friends. “Scheduling?”

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    by Angie Chang

    The "Uppity Women" Of Silicon Valley

    Gender discrimination is not going to change until there are more women in Silicon Valley.

    By Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey (Authors, The New Girls’ Network)

    Silicon Valley was hit hard last week when venture capitalist Ellen Pao‘s lawsuit against former employer Kleiner Perkins was made public.

    Without pretending any knowledge about the validity of Pao’s individual claims, let’s just put aside the false surprise and outrage at the discovery that there’s sexism in Silicon Valley. The tech industry is stunningly gender biased. Just read the first paragraph of this article in the New York Times, and then the response of journalist Xeni Jardin at BoingBoing. “Men are credited with inventing the internet,” she writes. Important distinction there.