Women in Leadership session to look at views of forgetfulness in men, women

Are women and men judged differently for being forgetful? A current research study by Caitlin Mahy sets out to answer this question.

The Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Developing Memory and Cognition Laboratory will explore this topic at the next Women in Leadership (WIL) meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m

Conducted with Estera Houshang-Tehrani, one of Mahy’s Honours thesis students, the study examines whether men and women are judged differently for being forgetful in work and home settings or forgetting a task that affects other people versus themselves.

Mahy says the study was inspired by conversations among Women in Leadership participants as well as the effects of the COVID pandemic on men and women. At the session, she will discuss the research and hopes to be able to share some preliminary results.

Details on this and other upcoming sessions in the 2021 lineup, including dates, descriptions and login details, are available on the Women in Leadership website.

Women in Leadership aims to support women in formal and informal leadership positions and encourage the next generation of potential women leaders. All women and allies are invited to attend. Individuals are welcome to join the WIL channel on Microsoft Teams or to contact Jeannie Mackintosh to be added to the WIL email distribution list.

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