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The Redesigning and Redefining Work Summit (RRW) is an INVITATION ONLY summit at Stanford University to present new and innovative research and generate dialog among diverse perspectives to create a new platform for the design and definition of work for the twenty-first century.  The RRW Summit will bring together one hundred and fifty top academic researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, and media representatives to set a research-based agenda for redesigning work.
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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings

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Why The Ideal Worker Remains Unchanged 
Only 13.9 percent of American mothers work more than 50 hours a week during the key years of career advancement—which translates into “less than full time” in many high-powered careers. Yet, despite 30 years of sustained effort, the ever-available Ideal Worker remains virtually unchanged and reduced hours options are often marginalized and stigmatized. Why has the traditional “business case for workplace flexibility” failed to persuade? Because what’s at issue is not money, but morality and masculinity. This talk will sketch the outline of how to reframe the debate.   

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Joan C. Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century. Described as having "something approaching rock star status” by The New York Times, Williams was awarded the American Bar Foundation's Outstanding Scholar Award (2012), the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award (2012),   the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award for Women Lawyers of Achievement (2006), and the... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30pm - 3:50pm
McCaw Hall, Stanford Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street, Stanford