Charlotte Street Partners

Thursday 1 April 2021

15:00 - 16:00

We are pleased to share with you the next instalment in our current series of events,

Next up in our series of online events designed to inspire Strategies for the Aftermath, we take on burnout – a lockdown-defining affliction which has run rampant as we, well, have not.

With this in mind, we are pleased to welcome Anne Helen Petersen, journalist, former academic and author, who will join us to discuss her latest, and rather timely, book Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.

You know the story all too well. Work, both paid and unpaid, has seeped into those sacred evenings and set up camp; leisure time is increasingly performance time, with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook now living in your head rent-free; perhaps even your most enjoyable hobbies are starting to feel like work. This is burnout. We just accept it as a part of modern culture and how you “get on” if you’re young and up-and-coming. It transcends communities, institutions and generations. Shaped by political, historical and economic forces beyond our control, it impacts how we live, feel and behave every day.

So how can we let go? And what does burnout mean for the generation that is now picking up the mantle of leadership in our political, civic and business institutions? Join us on Thursday 1 April at 3pm to find out.

The discussion will take place under Chatham House rule, and we ask that you RSVP via the registration link above. Speaking with Anne Helen will be Katie Stanton, associate partner, who will pose some short introductory questions, before chairing the audience Q&A. We expect to have it all wrapped up by 4pm.

Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen is an American journalist, former academic, and author of three books – most recently, Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. Until 2020, she was senior culture writer at Buzzfeed, before she began writing a newsletter for subscribers at Substack. Her next book, Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home, co-authored with Charlie Warzel, is out in December 2021.

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