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Amanda Wheaton To Present Original Research on the Complexity of Motherhood Expression in the Workplace at Upcoming WSCA Conference

February 18, 2020

  • The theme of 2020 WSCA conference is “Communication, Agitation, and Justice.”

Employer Relations Coordinator Amanda Wheaton will be presenting her original research paper titled “Assessing Organizational Attitudes, Identity and the Complexity of Motherhood Expression in the Workplace” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Conference in Denver, Colorado.

The theme of the conference is “Communication, Agitation & Justice.” WSCA’s conventions involve about 750 students, faculty, and practitioners experiencing close to 200 research papers, symposiums, presentations, short-courses, debates, and discussions.

Wheaton’s research quantitatively explores the experience of over 400 working women as they renegotiate their identities of working professionals and mothers. She examines how gendered organizational structures relate to these identity negotiations and offer practical ideas for increasing organizational culture support for young working women and policies to attract and retain top female talent in the workforce.

More on the conference can be found at https://www.westcomm.org/page/Convention2020