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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter
The culture of “time macho”—a relentless competition to work harder, stay later, pull more all-nighters, travel around the world and bill the extra hours that the international date line affords you—remains astonishingly prevalent among professionals today. Nothing captures the belief that more time equals more value better than the cult of billable hours afflicting large law firms across the country and providing exactly the wrong incentives for employees who hope to integrate work and family. Yet even in industries that don’t explicitly reward sheer quantity of hours spent on the job, the pressure to arrive early, stay late, and be available, always, for in-person meetings at 11 a.m. on Saturdays can be intense. Indeed, by some measures, the problem has gotten worse over time: a study by the Center for American Progress reports that nationwide, the share of all professionals—women and men—working more than 50 hours a week has increased since the late 1970s. Revaluing Family Values

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"What’s Stopping Women?" by Anne-Marie Slaughter Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space PRINCETON – When I wrote the cover article of the July/August issue of The Atlantic, entitled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” I expected a hostile reaction from many American career women of my generation and older, and positive reactions from women aged roughly 25-35. I expected that many men of that younger generation would also have strong reactions, given how many of them are trying to figure out how to be with their children, support their wives’ careers, and pursue their own plans. I also expected to hear from business representatives about whether my proposed solutions – greater workplace flexibility, ending the culture of face-time and “time machismo,” and allowing parents who have been out of the workforce or working part-time to compete equally for top jobs once they re-enter – were feasible or utopian.

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Inspiring The Next Generation Of Female Engineers A special, mentoring relationship from one of my own female teachers from when I was young helped me recognize the positive influence that strong role models can have on young women. Professor Cristina Amon is the Dean of Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. She recently received the 2011 Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer; achievements in integration of practice, research, and education; and active commitment to gender diversity in engineering. Product Design & Development, MBT's sister site, recently spoke with Amon. Q: Can you briefly describe your background? Professor Cristina Amon: I was born in Uruguay, and then moved to Venezuela, where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas after two years of engineering work experience.

Science: It’s a sexist thing #sciencegirlthing The best of non-profit advertising and marketing for social causes Posted by Tom Megginson | 26-06-2012 23:19 | Category: Women's Issues It was the marketing fail heard round the world, and I got a call this morning at my office asking me what the problem was. Sheryl Nadler, from Yahoo! Why America Can't Have It All - By David Rothkopf Anne-Marie Slaughter's article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" in the current issue of the Atlantic has sparked a firestorm of debate. Drawing on her personal experience balancing her distinguished foreign-policy career with the demands of raising two sons, the piece exposes an internal struggle within Slaughter and other women aspiring to both career success and a rewarding home life. But in so doing, it may do something more than that. Slaughter, the former head of Policy Planning in Hillary Clinton's State Department, may have unintentionally -- or subconsciously -- offered up a powerful insight into the challenges faced not only by working mothers but those confronting America's top international and domestic policymakers as well. The article explores the conundrums successful women face in achieving work-life balance with the kind of candor and nuance it rarely receives but richly deserves.

Magazine - The End of Men Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn’t the end point? Women for Men Founders SUZANNE VENKER is a Fox News contributor and the author of three books on marriage, motherhood and the influence of feminism on women, men and society. She is also the author of The War on Men, an eBook published on the heels of a Fox article (of the same name) that went viral in November 2012. Suzanne has written for various publications, including the New York Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, National Review Online, Parents.com, The Daily Caller, The Blaze, and Politix. She has appeared on STOSSEL, The View, Fox & Friends, ABCNews.com, CNN, C-Span, and Canadian and Australian television news outlets—as well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country.

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