A woman’s work is never done.
You’ve probably heard this half-hearted acknowledgment since childhood. Since then, however, not much has changed at home for women despite making greater gains in public spaces.
But can we really claim equity if our private lives remain an unbalanced mix of juggling parental responsibilities, household management and social obligations — without affording women the real opportunity to embrace their own talents and pursue their own passions?
We say no — and we’re ready to change it. Are you?
Join Us for the Orange County Premiere of the “Fair Play” Film
We invite you to understand the burden of emotional labor and find ways to overcome it as Dr. Reginal Lark presents a special evening with author Eve Rodsky for the Orange County premiere screening of “Fair Play Life,” a film inspired by her best-selling book, “Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live).”
It Started with the “Sh*t I Do” List
Tired of being the “she-fault” parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family — and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was . . . underwhelming.
Eve realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn’t enough: She needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it.
The result was Fair Play, a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities.
Eve published “Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)” in late 2019, and it quickly became a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and a New York Times bestseller.
And It Continues on the Big Screen
In 2020, filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, in partnership with Hello Sunshine, produced and directed a documentary film based on Eve’s book — and we’re hosting its Orange County debut.
In the film, Eve takes us on her journey to change the unfair work dynamic in her own home and in society at large. By following three families on their own journeys to find balance at home, we see how even the smallest fights around dirty dishes are linked to systemic issues affecting millions of families across the globe.
Are You Ready to Play Fair?
This special event — From Invisible Struggle to Visible Success: Rethinking Emotional Labor — will unite two thought leaders on gender equity on one stage.
Our evening will begin with a hosted networking reception and cocktail party focused on you and your goals, followed by a “Fair Play” screening and a riviting discussion as Regina interviews Eve live — concluding with an audience Q&A.
Every guest will receive a copy of “Fair Play” and “Emotional Labor: Why a Woman’s Work Is Never Done and What to Do About It,” Regina’s third and most recent book.
Together, Eve and Lark will help women rid their lives of emotional labor by offering concrete ways for women to identify and mitigate the costs of women’s unseen, unnoticed and unwaged work at home.
Show Your Commitment to Fair Play — Sponsorship opportunities are available.
General Admission — $75
We invite you to participate in this intimate opportunity to move from struggling invisibly to succeeding visibly in 2023 by banishing emotional labor — once and for all.
- Networking with Southern California leaders, including executives, entrepreneurs, elected and appointed officials, DEI advocates, media and others
- Hosted reception with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and a variety of hors d’oeuvres
- Orange County premiere screening of “Fair Play Life”
- Live author Q&A with Dr. Regina Lark and Eve Rodsky
- Author-signed copies of “Emotional Labor: Why a Woman’s Work Is Never Done and What to Do About It” and “Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)”
- Curated gift bag
When: 4-8 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2023
Where: The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine, CA 92617
Ample free parking is available.