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The Power to Ask
A Workshop in Negotiation
for Women in Theatre and the Arts

Co-Sponsored by StageSource and GAN-e-meed Theatre Project

Invited Speaker: Sara Laschever, noted cultural critic and co-author of
Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want

January 24

The Boston Center for the Arts
Reservations: $25 in advance. $30 cash only at the door.

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This workshop will:

  • Look at best practices within the framework of Women in Theatre
  • Explore the female propensity not to ask and where that may come from
  • Examine the unique advantages and perspective that women bring to the table
  • Offer practical "hands-on" learning that will immediately enhance your negotiation skills
  • Give you practical advice and input to walk away with

Sara Laschever is an author, editor, and cultural critic who has written about women’s life and career obstacles for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Harvard Business Review, The Village Voice, Vogue, Glamour, and many other prestigious publications. She is the co-author, with Linda Babcock, of Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want and Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change. Her books have won rave notices from The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The International Herald Tribune, among others.

Ms. Laschever also served as a research associate and principal interviewer for Project Access, a landmark Harvard University study that explored impediments to women's careers in science—the internal and external barriers that prevent women from rising to the tops of their fields. She has lectured and taught workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, colleges and universities, law firms, and women’s leadership conferences in the U.S. and around the world.

Ms. Laschever earned her bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from Princeton University and a master’s degree from Boston University. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

About GAN-e-meed Theatre Project's Career Labs

Based on needs expressed by women in the arts, GAN-e-meed is presenting three additional Career Labs in 2011.  On April 4, a round-table discussion will address “The Boston Glass Proscenium.”  Our mid-summer workshop “Perfecting Your Pitch” comes July 11.  The 2011 series concludes on September 12 with a round-table discussion on “Balancing Act: The Work/Life continuum for Artists.”  “The Career Labs,” says Jen Alison Lewis, Director of The Career Labs “challenge artists to have honest discussions and generate immediate and long-terms solutions, empowering a corps of female theatre artists who are ready to take their careers in their own hands.” 

The Boston Center for Arts has generously donated their space for The Career Labs.

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