When should we say yes to things? When should we say no?
The answer varies, of course, but there’s some reasonable evidence that women are more likely to say “yes” to work that does not wind up advancing their careers. In this week’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah interviews Laurie Weingart, a professor at the Carnegie Mellon Business School and co-author of The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work. They talk about “non-promotable tasks,” why women are asked to do more of them, and how to make sure that such work is kept in check (which can involve a strategic “no” sometimes).
Please give the episode a listen! And in the meantime, if you’d like to join us for our Best of Both Worlds Patreon December online meet-up, it’s going to be a good one! Sarah will lead us in her annual goal-setting workshop on December 15th at noon, eastern. If you’ve been thinking about checking out the Patreon community, this would be a great time. Membership is $9/month.