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Town Hall: Boundaries & Burnout (Chicago)

  • WeWork Kinzie 20 West Kinzie Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

Burnout Among Women: It's a Thing

A recent study by McKinsey shows that women account for 53% of corporate entry-level jobs, but only hold 37% of mid-management roles. That number drops to 26% for vice presidents and senior managers, and given only 11% of women choose to leave the workplace permanently to have children, there's something much bigger at play.

Between our always-on culture and the high expectations placed on us by our employers, our families, and ourselves, saying no can be really hard. At this town hall, we'll talk about our experiences with burnout and strategies for establishing the boundaries and self-care practices that can help us avoid it. As with each town hall, we'll ask our panelists to share their stories, and then we'll open the discussion to the room, and encourage everyone to share or ask something.

Speakers: 
Qiana Lawery, associate director of alumni managment, Northwestern University
Ari Krzyzek, co-founder, creative director, and chief designer, Chykalophia Group
Liz Traines, founder and CEO, Liz Traines Coaching
Betsy Boesch, M.A., LCPC, emergency services supervisor, DuPage County Health Department
Cat Aldana, owner, Eat Stretch Nap

Key Takeaways:

  • How to recognize the signs of burnout
  • How to find and set boundaries
  • How to feel confident about enforcing boundaries
  • Bring friends—the more the merrier :)
  • Female-identifying, non-binary folks are welcome.


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