Work/Life Matters: Reflections on the Field

Lotte Bailyn

Center for Gender in Organizations Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series

Starts:  12/8/2015  12:00 PM
Ends: 12/8/2015 2:00 PM
Location: Simmons School of Management 5th Floor

Over the past 30 years, the field of what is commonly called work/life has generated much discussion, some change and not a little controversy. Today, in 2015, in the midst of admonitions to “lean in” to extreme jobs, to structure off and on ramps, or to recognize the impossibility of having it all, the issue of how to integrate the public and private spheres of life continues to be fraught for both women and men. 

This panel discussion, moderated by Lotte Bailyn, T Wilson Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of Breaking the Mold, will explore the current state of research and practice in the field: Where have we been? Where are we today? What is missing? Where do we need to go? Our panelists will discuss these questions from their unique research perspectives.

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Lotte Bailyn, T Wilson Professor of Management, Emerita, MIT Sloan School of Management, studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives.

Spela Trefalt, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Simmons School of Management, focuses on the issues of managing the competing demands of work and life outside of work, especially among professionals.

Erin M. Reid, Peter Paul Career Development Professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University, studies identity and inequality in organizations.

Joyce K. Fletcher, Distinguished Research Scholar, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management, uses relational theory to study a wide range of workplace issues including leadership, organizational learning and gender dynamics.

Shifra Bronznick, Founder and President, Advancing Women Professionals, and Senior Fellow, New York University Wagner School of Public Service. The leadership strategist to the White House Project for a decade, she is a consultant who specializes in advancing social change through her work with dozens of organizations.

A light lunch will be served at 12 noon; the seminar will begin at 12:15 p.m.
Discounted parking is available in the SOM garage. This event is free and open to the public.