MAMA Seattle -- January 9th lunch seminar~ Women’s Decisions: What’s True, What’s Not, and Why it Matters

01/09/2018 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

Women’s Decisions: What’s True, What’s Not, and Why it Matters


When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  Presentation will be from 12-1, with networking time before and after.


Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101


RSVP: Through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMA member) or by email If you plan on participating by phone, please indicate that in your RSVP so that we may email you any handouts ahead of time.



“There’s an enormous double standard when it comes to how men and women are perceived as decision-makers, and those differences can hamper much more than a woman’s career.”

-       New York Times Book Review, May 2016


If you want to be assigned the top projects and cases, you need to be seen as someone who has impeccable judgment. And that’s a problem for women. In this interactive lunch seminar, we’ll look at all-too-common stereotypes about women’s judgment and the science debunking those myths. A growing number of studies show that it’s gender bias, not gender differences, that create obstacles for women who want to thrive at work. We’ll identify strategies that you can use to tackle these kinds of gender bias. 


Speaker: Therese Huston, Ph.D., has a mission—to make the workplace as successful for women as it is for men. Therese is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University and the New York Times calls her new book, How Women Decide, “required reading on Wall Street.” She debunks popular myths about how men and women make decisions. (We’ll be giving away a copy of Therese’s book at the lunch!) Therese received her BA from Carleton College and her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Last fall, she gave her first TEDx Talk. Her work has been featured in Forbes and the Financial Times, she’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Reviewand she’s been interviewed on NPR. Microsoft, Amazon, the Cleveland Clinic, and Harvard Business School have asked Therese to lead workshops on how to create more inclusive workplaces for women.  


We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion.  Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMA members!  Cookies and drinks will be provided. 


For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#


When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold.  Some firms have hold music, which is disruptive to the presentation. 


MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our


Platinum sponsors:

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Garvey Schubert Barer

K&L Gates LLP

Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC


Gold sponsors:

Keller Rohrback LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Summit Law Group PLLC



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