Author Talk: Walk Away to Win with Megan Carle
Run Time: 120 min.
June 5, 2023 at 7pm
You may not have heard the term “workplace bullying” before, but there is a good chance you’ve experienced it. According to research conducted in 2021, about 30% of Americans have been subject to bullying at work, about 19% have witnessed it, and about 49% have felt their work is affected by it. Despite the prevalence of this experience, most people who are targets of bullying by bosses or peers feel alone, guilty, and ashamed. In her forthcoming book WALK AWAY TO WIN: A Playbook to Combat Workplace Bullying, Megan Carle aims to shine some light on this insidious and often invisible form of workplace violence. Workplace bullying usually isn’t even acknowledged as a distinct problem within a company’s culture; instead, it’s considered the cost of doing business with certain “difficult” people. But Carle shows that not only does bullying take an immense physical and mental toll on the people who are the targets, but on the colleagues who witness it, and the bottom lines of the companies that tolerate it. Moderated by Fran Hauser.
About the Author:
Raised in a rough-and-tumble family of boys, Megan Carle began her career as a Customer Service Representative at Nike in 1988. Over the next thirty years, she rose steadily through the executive ranks of one of the world’s most successful companies and best-known brands. Carle was elevated, multiple times, to roles no woman had ever held—including stints leading international teams in London and Amsterdam—culminating in her dream job: Vice President/General Manager of North American Basketball. She also contributed to multiple product innovation launches, as well as brand and marketplace positioning around key global events. After leaving Nike, she founded Carle Consulting LLC, providing strategic marketing advice to consumer products companies. Carle also earned an executive coaching certification, and counsels C-suite executives and emerging leaders. She speaks frequently about corporate culture, leadership, and workplace bullying to executives and employees of major brands across the U.S. Carle is a co-founder of The Wing Women, an active professional network of over 600 Nike alums. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, with their two children and dog.
About the Moderator:
Fran Hauser is passionate about leveling the playing field for women. She does this through her investing, writing, and speaking. Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across consumer tech, CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Fran’s new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career is quickly becoming the go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love while staying true to themselves. Much of her current work is informed by 15 years spent in media, where she rose through the ranks at Time Inc. to the C-Suite. She lives in Bedford with her husband and two sons.