I lead initiatives, teach, and write about gender equity, systems change, and the future of work. I bring a gender equity analysis into systems thinking and a systems thinking/”living systems” approach to gender equity work. Whichever frame I’m using, I help teams work with difference and design more resilient, just work processes.
Feminists At Work is a natural evolution for me as I’ve been fascinated with all things work since discovering Studs Terkel’s Working as a teenager and I happen to be female. So far in my life I’ve worked as a waitress, temp, nonprofit (media organization) co-founder, writer, editor, facilitator, special projects lead at a nonprofit think tank, and nonprofit director. I found my home in the systems thinking community as an editor and strategist at two very different organizations (each dedicated to helping people think differently about work) – the The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and The Berkana Institute.
Some of my teachers along the way have been Deborah Frieze and Margaret Wheatley, co-authors of Walk Out Walk On; the writer/editor Tom Ehrenfeld and the industrial anthropologist John Shook; Chris Corrigan, Nancy Fritsche Eagan, Tuesday Ryan-Hart, and Kelly McGowan in the Art of Hosting community of practice; and Gloria Feldt, women’s rights activist and Co-Founder of Take The Lead. I’m privileged to have had attended Smith College where I earned a B.A. in Government. Read more about my work at lexschroeder.com.
I’m a scholar, writer, and activist working at the intersection of digital media/business, organizational change, and social change. I’ve defined myself as a feminist since I was in 7th grade (seriously!). Engaging in feminist advocacy in all its forms has been a critical element in my research, teaching, parenting, and envisioning.
As a scholar, I’ve studied organizational change and progressive movements inside organizations, loosely organized around labels like diversity and inclusion, organizational democracy, social entrepreneurship, organizational citizenship, culture, and especially authenticity. I’m interested in helping organizations become more generative and more just actors in our communities and our economy.
I write about feminism in business and the workplace on my blog, AuthenticOrganizations.com. I participate in the NYC-area community of women and tech entrepreneurs as well as in the NYC community of feminists/activists. I’m especially excited to be able to bring these two groups together with Feminists At Work. Read more of my work at cvharquail.com.
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