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Women's Breakfast: Crying in the Bathroom: Embracing Emotions At Work

Date: 03/28/2019

Time: 8:30am
Where: LMHQ, Alliance for Downtown New York, 150 Broadway, New York NY

Is crying acceptable in the workplace? What about all the other emotions we share as humans - frustration, disappointment, resentment, and anxiousness? We read about bringing our whole-self to the workplace, but does that include our emotions or are we expected to leave them at the (office) door? Emotions can be powerful and convey a sense of strength, however, we often feel they can be held against us and we don’t want seem “emotional.” Join us at LMHQ to gain tools to deal with yours and your colleagues emotions at work.
Hear from organizational designer Mollie West Duffy, co-author of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions At Work - a wickedly funny interactive guide to un-repressing your emotions at work, finding constructive channels even for jealousy and anxiety, demystifying digital interactions and coworker communication styles, and ultimately allowing readers to be the same person in work and in life. Mollie will be joined in conversation with Krys Burnette, an organizational design consultant at August Public.
Participants will learn how to use their emotions as tools in the workplace, rather than inhibitors and to be vulnerable, yet still professional. This event will be helpful to those HR, people-ops, a manager, or ya know, just are a human doing your thing in the workplace!
Books will be available for purchase and Mollie will be signing books following the discussion.
Doors open at 8:30 AM for bagels and coffee and an opportunity for networking, and the program kicks off at 9:00 AM sharp.
This event is sponsored by: Verizon
About the speakers:
Mollie West Duffy
Mollie West Duffy is the co-author of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions At Work. She is an Organizational Designer at the global innovation firm IDEO. Mollie formerly worked as a research associate for the Dean of Harvard Business School. She has worked with companies of all sizes to develop good workplace culture. Her writing has been featured in Fast Company, Quartz, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Entrepreneur, Quiet Rev and other digital outlets. She’s also taught design courses at Stanford.
Krys Burnette
Krys is a dedicated organizational design and innovation consultant who supports leaders and teams of global Fortune 500 organizations embrace a new way to navigate the 21st century workplace. Krys leads large transformation initiatives across multiple sectors including - the US Federal Government, banking and lending, manufacturing, defense and space, fashion, and commercial retail. She is dedicated to changing organizations to adopt dynamic teaming structures, agile principles, and new ways of working to reach their strategic vision and business goals.