Session 2F | Women at Work as Disruptors and Innovators (2 CEs)
Presenters: Kathi Borden, Ph.D., Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D., Elizabeth Fuss, B.A.
This workshop looks at women as disruptors, drawing on narratives by women advanced in their careers. Reflections about meaning, purpose, and identity will be shared.
1:15 PM - 3:15 PMWed
Borden, Kathi Ph.D.
Faculty, Antioch University New England
Mangione, Lorraine Ph.D.
Department Chair, Antioch University New England
Work is a critical component of women's lives and sense of self, and it includes issues around meaning in life, identity, relationships, creativity, diversity, discrimination, and social justice. These are all significant issues in psychology and have an impact on work we do both individually (such as in psychotherapy and assessment) and systems and policy wide (such as in organizational consulting and advocacy). This workshop is research-based with a qualitative study of the meaning of work in older women's lives and sense of self as our basis, and with a foundation of feminist writings and perspectives, as well as a developmental framework.
1. Participants will identify the ways in which women in the workplace have historically served as disruptors to the status quo, contributing in new ways of thinking, seeing, and acting.
2. Participants will identify the ways in which women in the workplace can continue to serve as disruptors to the status quo in order to spur new ways of thinking, seeing, and acting.
3. Participants will describe ways to encourage female students and faculty to bring their values, ideas, and sense of ethics and social justice to their work.