Poynter Fellowship conversation to answer ‘How Do We Fix Work?’
Women often receive advice on how to behave in order to advance in the workplace. The idea that they have to “fix” themselves — rather than changing the workplace — is among the topics that will be explored in the conversation “How Do We Fix Work?” on Tuesday, April 9.
The event, co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism and the Women’s Faculty Forum, will take place 7-9 p.m. in Luce Hall Auditorium, Rm. 101, 34 Hillhouse Ave. It will feature two panels. The first, “Tapping Power: Solving Problems of Pay, Promotion, Representation,” will look at how to achieve equality in those areas, with an emphasis on political action and power. Among the questions it will address are whether the political landscape will result in change in the workplace given the number of newly elected women (and six now running for president), and what more is needed to protect low-wage workers?
Panelists for the first panel are Kate Black, federal policy adviser and co-author of the forthcoming book “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World”; Elizabeth Crowley, chair of the board of 21 in ’21; Sherrell Dorsey, data journalist and CEO of ThePlug and BLKTECHCLT; and Claudia Pagon Marhena, legislative correspondent and staff assistant in the Office of Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The moderator will be Molly Hensley-Clancy, national political reporter for BuzzFeed News.
“The New Workplace” is the title of the second panel, which will consider the changing workplace, including how work is structured and done — and how that creates opportunities to repair a toxic work culture. It will also tackle economic threats, including challenges that come with a gig economy. Panelists are Courtney Connley, careers reporter at CNBC Make It; Dorsey; Henley-Clancy; Jennifer McFadden, lecturer and associate director of entrepreneurial programs for the Yale School of Management’s Program on Entrepreneurship; and Alex Poon, product manager at Wayfair and transgender activist. The moderator will be Gretchen Carlson, broadcast news anchor and journalist and former host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.”
For biographical information on the speakers, visit the website of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale.