Take NOtes:

How Saying No Can Bridge

The Workplace Gender Gap:

An Event

for Female Leaders

Take Back Control of Your Career

There's power in saying "no". Learn how to wield it.

Join us for a transformative event focused on helping you step into the driver's seat in your career. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Babcock, will share time-tested strategies from her book The No Club:

Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. You'll walk away with the tools to set boundaries and prioritize work that works.

Our panelists will discuss a range of topics relevant to women's experiences in leadership. Panelists include Amy Schultz, Co-Founder of Bolder Money, Celeste Glasgow Ribbins, motivational speaker, and Lorraine Schuchart, Founder & CEO of Prosper for Purpose.

You'll also have the opportunity to network with other women who are going through similar challenges—both at work and at home. You'll find a supportive community of like-minded women who understand what you're going through and are committed to helping you thrive.

Imagine waking up each day feeling energized, focused, and motivated. Imagine feeling empowered to set boundaries and prioritize your own needs without feeling guilty.

Whether you're climbing the corporate ladder or running your own business, this event is for you. Join us to take first steps towards living your life, on your own terms.

Register now and start harnessing a career that works for you!


Dr. Linda Babcock

James M. Walton Professor Of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University

Founder of the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity, Linda is the author of several books, including The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work.

Linda has researched and written extensively on women in the workplace, women's finances, and more.

"She was always the first person to offer to help, which was great for everyone but her. I noticed she was doing a lot of work that no one else would do, and she wasn’t getting credit for it."

-Dr. Linda Babcock, The No Club

What We'll Discuss

  • How to say no—confidently

  • How to set boundaries at work, at home, at school, in your communities and with your families and friends.

  • Be strategic with your focus

  • Be mindful of where you give your attention

  • How to manage your finances and ask for more

  • How to lead at home and at work

Ready To Reclaim Your Power?

Amy Schultz


Bolder Money

Celeste Glasgow Ribbins



Lorraine Schuchart

Founder & CEO,

Prosper for Purpose

Sandra Wint



This Event Is For You If...

  • You're asked to juggle extra tasks at work—but your male colleagues aren't

  • Your calendar is full of NPTs

  • You're wondering "What's an NPT?"

  • You find yourself saying "yes" to tasks that diminish your power and don't add to your social capital

  • You're in charge of party planning, note-taking, always getting the family's gifts, managing your partner's personal obligations, doing all the travel planning, figuring out what's for dinner - even when your partner is cooking it....

  • You identify as a people-pleaser

  • You are an HR professional and you're curious about NPTs in your organization

  • You are a lawyer or policy maker shaping gender and identity equality in the workplace

Interested in the event but not sure if it's for you?
Check out our FAQs below or drop us an email with your questions

I work for myself. Is this event for me?

Yes! This event explores the social conditioning and systems that underpin the patriarchal models making it difficult for women to say NO. Dr. Babcock will share the behavioral research conducted and it's impact on women's health and finances. Even if your primary employment is not in Corporate workplaces, you will identify with the content to be discussed because, consistently, research shows women across all professions, industries and organizations do more non-promotable or "invisible" work than men.

Why should HR professionals, specifically, attend?

HR and DEI professionals will appreciate the evaluation and nuanced discussion of the systems and dynamics that place hidden demands in the workplace. As professionals guiding and shaping the experience and values of a company's greatest assets - it's people - the information presented will provide meaningful and specific actionable metrics to assess how your specific organization's systems might be underpinning cultural biases that hurt women.

Is this event only for women?


The event is focused on addressing concerns about how women are impacted by social conditioning and patriarchal systems, but the content is important to all genders and identities. Although not specifically marketed to men, some men may choose to join us. If you are male and have influence, positions of leadership and/or work with female peers, leaders or team members, you may be interested to understand how a woman's full workload may not be visible or equitably allocated.

Will this event be offered again?

Unfortunately, no.

This is a special signature event featuring Dr. Linda Babcock. It is an in person event offered only on October 26th in Brecksville, Ohio.

How do I learn about future programs?

We are always adding programs, speakers and special targeted workshops. The best way to learn about our programming is to join our mailing list. You may subscribe here

10/26 @ 2:30pm - The Clubhouse at Sleepy Hollow - Brecksville

Promote Women's Advancement

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