Joan Williams, a gender and work-family issues expert, will discuss “Wise Women Speak: Powerful Career Tips from Powerful Career Women” Feb. 9, 7 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.

The lecture is part of the 2011-12 Jepson Leadership Forum titled “Game Changers: How Women Lead and Change the World,” and is co-sponsored by the School of Law. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Register online at or by calling 804-287-6522.

Williams is a professor at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law and author of “Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter” and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book recipient “Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It.”

She is co-founder of the Project for Attorney Retention, a nonprofit initiative that helps the legal profession advance and retain women and encourages work-life balance. She blogs regularly for The Huffington Post. 

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