If “Woman’s Work is Never Done,” what do we do about it?
We’re not just talking about doing laundry and washing dishes. We’re talking about emotional labor.
Emotional labor is the invisible, unnoticed, unwaged, unwritten, undervalued work women do everywhere. It is the thinking about what’s coming up, what needs to happen, how to look into the future. It’s the process of anticipating birthdays, getting school permission slips signed, preparing meals, hosting holidays and wondering whether there is enough toilet paper in the house. And of course it’s the work we do at the office, at home and in our relationships.
Regina Lark, author of Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It will help us figure it all out. Her life-long work explores historical and contemporary themes for why what we do is called, “women’s work” (even though the work doesn’t require lipstick or a bra!) and she’ll provide three ways we can begin to disrupt the narrative.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
In 2008, Dr. Regina Lark founded A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. Regina is a featured speaker and educator on issues ranging from productivity, hoarding, and women’s leadership. This past October, Regina published her third book, Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It. As a Certified Professional Organizer CPO®, Regina is a specialist in boomer and senior downsizing, residential organizing, and life transitions. With an additional Certification in Chronic Disorganization, she works with clients who are challenged by ADHD and other brain-based conditions. Dr. Lark is a current Board member of Opica Adult Day Care Center. She earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California, writing a dissertation on interracial marriages between Japanese women and American GIs after World War 2. For fun she plays golf and tennis, and writes goofy songs about clutter.