Tag: women

Gender challenges in the workplace: What can individuals, organizations, and churches do?

[This post was originally delivered as a talk at the Faith@Work Summit in Dallas, TX. Read the first two posts in the series here and here.] There are things you can do at an individual level. Women often have a hard time being assertive or taking credit for their accomplishments. If you’re a woman you especially need to do this,…

An interview with Katherine Leary Alsdorf, part iii: “There is no one-size-fits-all template”

Read part I of this interview here and part II here. David Gill: Tell us about the “Gotham Fellows”. Katherine Leary Alsdorf: The Gotham Fellowship grew out of our pilots of classes and discussion groups as a way to provide discipleship and public theology training at the same time giving an opportunity for the gospel to deeply change how people…

An interview with Katherine Leary Alsdorf, part ii: “The church can’t just provide a catalog of answers”

Read part I of this interview here. David Gill: Let me come back to the challenge of being a woman in executive leadership. It seems that many of our faith at work organizations and ministries define themselves as “for men only” even in our time when women are massively present in business schools and the marketplace. Katherine Leary Alsdorf: Prior…

An interview with Katherine Leary Alsdorf, part I: “Who wants a start-up church?”

Katherine Leary Alsdorf is co-author with Timothy Keller of Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work (Dutton, 2012). She came to Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 2002 to establish the Center for Faith and Work to help people nurture a meaningful integration between their faith and their professional work. Prior to this ministry role at…

From Faith@Work 101 to Faith@Work 201: second in a series

For the first post in this series, click here. Faith@Work 101 needs now — and will always need — to be actively promoted and taught in our churches and all other Christian contexts.  These five basics need to be constantly and creatively promoted. But we also need to move beyond these shared basics as leaders and teachers.  I want to…

Should We Create More Vocation-Specific Faith and Work Resources?

One topic that continually comes up among faith and work leaders is this: should we create more vocation-specific materials? That is, instead of creating resources broadly about, say, work, Sabbath, calling, or caring for the poor, should we create experiences, books or small group studies specifically for those in, say, law, business, architecture or nursing? The topic came up at…

Book Review: A Woman’s Place by Katelyn Beaty

The Green Room Blog welcomes Lisa Slayton with her review of A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World by Katelyn Beaty. Slayton joined Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation in 2005 to develop a leadership offering, the Leaders Collaborative, that integrated a biblical worldview with vocational discipleship and organizational effectiveness for the flourishing…

Gender progress in the faith and work movement: or, I’d like to wait in line for the women’s restroom

By Jennifer Woodruff Tait A few years ago, some of us who are now connected with this blog, and who were at that time connected with another project, were having a planning meeting for the project. The first time we had a coffee/water/restroom break, I noticed something odd. At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’ll remind you I’m…