“Women Don’t Ask” guest speaker to offer special session for researchers

Sara Laschever, co-author of Women Don’t Ask and Ask for It, is coming to OHSU next Thursday, September 13 to give a talk in the OHSU Auditorium at noon. In addition to her noontime talk, she will also be meeting with smaller groups of employees throughout the day. We have reserved 3 to 4 p.m. for a Q & A session with our research community. The session will be held in Old Library, Room 217.

About the topic and author

Whether it’s a higher salary or more help at home, women often find it hard to ask. By looking at the barriers holding women back and the social forces constraining them, Women Don’t Ask shows women how to reframe their interactions and more accurately evaluate their opportunities. It teaches them how to ask for what they want in ways that feel comfortable and possible, taking into account the impact of asking on their relationships. And it teaches all of us how to recognize the ways in which our institutions, child-rearing practices, and unspoken assumptions perpetuate inequalities in that are not only fundamentally unfair but also inefficient and economically unsound.

Sara Laschever is an author, editor, and cultural critic who has spent her career investigating the obstacles, detours, and special circumstances that shape women’s lives and careers. She has written extensively about women in literature and the arts, the sciences, academia, and in business. She lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, colleges and universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences in the U.S. and around the world. Sara earned her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Master’s degree from Boston University.

If you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at 503 494-5657 prior to the event. Thank you to the School of Medicine and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for sponsoring this speaker.