labyrinthWCAB Special Book Club with Professor Linda Carli

Please join WCAB at the College for the next faculty-led book discussion!

Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders by Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli

When:  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Registration at 6:30pm; Program starts at 7:00pm
Location:  Wellesley College - Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center Room 413

Cost: Free for WCAB Members; $5 for Non-Members
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Refreshments will be provided.

Join us as Professor of Psychology, Linda Carli, leads what is sure to be a fascinating discussion about her book with Alice Eagly, Through The Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders. Professor Carli is an authority on gender discrimination and the challenges faced by professional women. Her research focuses on the effects of gender on women's leadership, group interaction, communication, influence, and reactions to adversity.

We look forward to bringing together a diverse group of alumnae for this fifth event in a series of book discussions.

"...a sharp, carefully researched work about women and power." --International Herald Tribune

Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organizations create obstacles to women who would be leaders? This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organization, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them. - Amazon

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