July 11 4:00 PM
Theater AWS

The Truth About Women, Power and The Workplace

With female-dominant strengths such as empathy and consensus-building being the future of business, headlines forecast women will dominate future generations of corporate leaders. But that won’t happen until prescriptions for success stop requiring women to act more like men, mistaking traits such as empathy as signals of weakness.

Google and Facebook veteran, Marissa Orr offers a fresh new perspective on the question few dare to ask: What have we’ve gotten wrong about women at work?

Based on in-depth research and personal experiences, Marissa shares her journey as a single mom of three trying to find success in her 15-year career at the world’s top tech giants. In an eye-opening personal account, she exposes the systemic dysfunction at the heart of today’s corporations and how efforts to close the gender gap have come at the expense of female well-being.

She doesn’t simply present a counterargument to modern feminist rhetoric but provides a revolutionary path forward to change the trajectory of the lives of women (and men) in the corporate world and beyond.