As you know, I talk a lot on this blog about work/life balance
- a crucial subject for ALL women, curvy or otherwise. So, with all the hoopla surrounding Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
, I was itching to weigh in on what I thought of her theories. However, I didn't feel it was appropriate to do so without at least reading
the book. Very glad that I made that decision...because now I can tell that many folks who have spouted off about her and the concept of "leaning in" failed to at least read the book first. I'm still in the middle of the book. But as I'm reading it, I find myself eager to discuss some of the complexities surrounding her arguments, especially for populations and situations not readily addressed in the book, like women of color, women of size, women of lesser education, etc. Because, as we've discussed before
, the problem is not always simply a matter of women failing to lean in; sometimes, they lean ALL the way in, yet find themselves obstructed by institutions that just aren't ready to embrace them. Also, there's also the opposite side of the question - what happens to the rest of your life if you lean in too far
? Clearly, this is not a yea-or-nay, up-or-down, black-or-white issue as some commentators would make it seem. Therefore, I'm so proud to present...
An in-depth discussion of the best-selling book Lean In and a catered brunch by DC-area chef and author Tiffany Griffin of ComoWater.com (Y'all remember Tiffany - she catered the very first Work Your Curves event. Now, sistergirl is making big moves with her new cookbook! You can read more about Tiffany and her food/cooking philosophy here.)
The event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM at the Archstone at M Street (1160 First Street, NE, Washington, DC - just steps from the NoMa-Gallaudet metro station on the redline!) Now, for those of you who fear a vegi-centric cuisine (yes, Vivi, I'm lookin' at you ;)), fear not! The menu includes pancakes, grits, and - yes! - mimosas!
Good food. Good conversation. What could be better than that? Tickets (because you know, we gotta pay for the catering!) costs $35 and may be purchased online at http://curvyceobooksandbrunch.eventbrite.com
. Even if you're not able to read the book, we invite you to come out and indulge in what is sure to be an awesome event.
Hope to see you there!!!