Book Talk and Workshop


Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Every organization has "non-promotable tasks," or NPTs, that need to be done but go largely unrewarded: taking notes, planning parties, filling in for others, or handling that low-revenue and time-consuming client.

In The No Club, professors Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart document that women are disproportionately asked and expected to do this work.

The authors walk individuals through how to change their workload, empowering women to make strategic decisions about the work they take on. They also shine a light on how organizations can reassess how they assign and reward work.

Women and allies to women alike will benefit from this book talk and workshop.




Register Online

This in-person event is open to Chicago Booth alumni and friends. The registration fee includes:

  • hot breakfast stations;
  • book talk and workshop led by Laurie R. Weingart;
  • and a copy of The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work.

Deadline: 5/2/2023

Speaker Profiles

Laurie R. Weingart (Speaker)
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Laurie R. Weingart is the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. She served as CMU's Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, and as Senior Associate Dean – Education and Director of the Accelerate Leadership Center within the Tepper School. Coauthor of The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work, her research examines collaboration, conflict, and negotiation, with a focus on how differences across people both help and hinder effective problem solving and innovation.


Chelsea Vail 
Senior Associate Director