[PAST EVENT] DEI Book Discussion: The Likeability Trap

March 31, 2021
6pm - 7pm
School of Education, Zoom
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Join Natoya Haskins, director of diversity and inclusion at the School of Education, for a discussion of the book The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are by Alicia Menendez.

Relying on extensive research and interviews, and carefully examined personal experience, The Likeability Trap examines the pressure put on women to be amiable at work, home, and in the public sphere, and explores the price women pay for internalizing those demands. Rather than advising readers to make themselves likeable, Menendez empowers them to examine how they perceive themselves and others and explores how the concept of likeability is riddled with cultural biases. Our demands for likeability, she argues, hinder everyone’s progress and power.

Whether or not you're able to read the book ahead of the event, we invite you to join us for this virtual discussion.