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HLS BEYOND Presents: And What do you DO? Reimagining Work & Identity

October 11, 2023

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

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Langdell Hall; 232/233 Langdell

Joy Batra

Joy Batra, JD/MBA ’14

THIS EVENT IS FULL –  Please see second session on October 30th where there are still spaces

Our jobs have long been seen as the path to social standing and security. The question “what do you do?” is shorthand not only for your job title and social status, but what your commitments are, how you spend your days, and where you fit in the community landscape. But presenting and valuing yourself only in these narrow terms can short circuit our sense of self and even circumscribe our capacity to imagine expanding what ‘counts’ when we pose the better question “Who are you?” Separating your identity from your profession is associated with more resilience, self-esteem, and, yes, better performance at work. In this hour-long interactive session, we’ll explore what emerges when your ‘side-hustles’ and ‘outside interests’ are made as central to your sense of self as ‘what you do for a living’. HLS alum Joy Batra ’14 author of The Freelance Mindset, will engage you in the process of drafting a more comprehensive ‘elevator pitch’ answer to the age-old question about what you DO that includes more of who you ARE.

All registrants will receive a copy of Joy’s book. Lunch will be provided

This event is for HLS Students only

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