From the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School:
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:30pm, SOMS, Little Theater
More than just a hashtag, the #MeToo Movement has become a global phenomenon. What has happened in the months since this powerful movement took the world by storm? JOANNE LIPMAN, author of That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, will be in conversation with Jim Pensiero, Deputy Managing Editor, retired, Wall Street Journal, to discuss her critically acclaimed book and offer concrete advice on how to close the gender gap — at work and in life.
Lipman’s discussion will go beyond the current focus on sexual harassment to examine the broader culture. Not every woman has been sexually assaulted, but every woman knows what it feels like to be marginalized, interrupted, underpaid, overlooked and simply not given the same respect as the guy in the next cubicle. Lipman invites men to be a part of the solution to close the gender gap—including steps they can take right now, alongside women, to move toward a more egalitarian workplace.
Joanne Lipman is one of the nation’s most prominent journalists, most recently serving as Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY. She began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor — the first woman to attain that post — and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes.
Register at somadultschool.org for course: 002 or call 973.378.7620. The fee is $15.