Lecture: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

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Date: September 23, 2015
Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, Kimberly Szewczyk, 315-568-2991 x 3000

Seneca Falls, NY-On Sunday, October 25th at 2:00 pm, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host lawyer, author, filmmaker, and speaker Valerie Alexander to present a lecture on her book How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains".) Despite graduation rates from colleges, law schools, business schools, and film schools that equal or surpass that of men, women continue to occupy less than 20% of high ranking positions in almost all industries. What barriers and obstacles continue to hold women back from reaching the top of their fields?

Please join us for this provocative lecture as author Valerie Alexander explores the historical, sociological, and anthropological reasons that women are held back in the workplace, what women can do to adapt, and be rewarded in ways that will further careers. Valerie's talk is based on recent findings in the fields of biology, anthropology, and brain science which deepen our understanding of the gendered brain, as well as her own workplace experiences as a securities lawyer, tech-sector investment banker, and screenwriter.

Valerie Alexander is an author, speaker, and filmmaker who started her career in the Silicon Valley as an IPO lawyer, venture capital consultant, investment banker, and new media executive. After returning to Indiana for a year to care for her mother, she transitioned into the entertainment industry as a screenwriter and director. Valerie was one of two lead attorneys on the E*TRADE IPO, and as a screenwriter has worked with Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Ice Cube. She has directed more than 50 commercials, short films, and PSAs, primarily in support of marriage equality and raising awareness of online bullying.

This program is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in the park's Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

Women's Rights National Historical Park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-2991. Follow us on Facebook (@WomensRightsNPS) and Twitter (#WomensRightsNPS). If you would like to receive email announcements about other upcoming events, just send an email to e-mail us to subscribe. All programs are free and open to the public. 

Last updated: October 18, 2015

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