Butler Center Research Speaker Series to kick off in November

November 6, 2013  

A brown bag presentation on women's managerial aspirations will kick off the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence's new research speaker series on Nov. 15.

The Butler Center Research Speaker Series also will feature the keynote speaker for the center's Purdue Women Lead initiative in December and a brown bag presentation on work schedules and women's well-being in April. The Butler Center is launching the series in conjunction with this year's appointment of Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, as the new inaugural research director for the center.

The Butler Center Research Brown Bag on Nov. 15 will feature Jenny Hoobler, associate professor of management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hoobler will speak on "Women's Managerial Aspirations: An Organizational Development Perspective" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rawls Hall, Room 2070.

On Dec. 3, Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of Families and Work Institute, will present "Women, Work & Family: Leaning in to What?" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142, with a reception following. The presentation is also the 2013-14 keynote speaker event for the Purdue Women Lead initiative, which supports women in leadership positions at the University. The event is being co-sponsored by Purdue's Center for Families.

On April 11, Susan Lambert, associate professor at the University of Chicago, will present the Butler Center Research Brown Bag on "Work Schedules and Women's Well-Being: Results from a Workplace Experiment in the Retail Sector." The brown bag session will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Krannert Building, Room G012.

All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

For more information on the research speaker series, contact Ellen Ernst Kossek at ekossek@purdue.edu or the Butler Center at ButlerCenter@purdue.edu

Writer: Hannah Harper, harper4@purdue.edu

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