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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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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.

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.

All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines - Nicholas Carr We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses. That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails? Business - Lori Gottlieb - Why There's No Such Thing as 'Having It All'—and There Never Will Be Women can't have everything they want all of the time. Neither can men. Who ever thought otherwise? I may get Slaughtered (pun intended) for this post, but somebody has to state two basic facts:

Christina Cauterucci: Reality Bites: Why The Real L Word Is Bad for Lesbians Ask any queer girl: When it comes to gaydar, haircuts count. Surely not every pixie-haired chick out there is hiding steamy Sapphic fantasies inside her carefully pomaded head, and I've met plenty of lesbians with hair that looks straight in more ways than just texture, but any lady with a shaved side, faux-hawk or asymmetrical 'do gets at least a second glance from me. When I came out in college, I was lucky enough to do so in the company of three highly experienced lesbian roommates, all of whom advised that I reconsider the long, shapeless locks I'd carried over from my high-school days. One of the gang, as odds would have it, owned all six seasons of The L Word on DVD -- 24 discs of the kind of soft-core, girl-on-girl action that only Showtime could get away with -- and we scoured each episode for hair inspiration. I eventually settled on Shane's cut, the only style on the femme-heavy show that looked queer enough to help me land a date.

Want more women in tech? Get more women leaders in tech Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. The 'Busy' Trap Anxiety: We worry. A gallery of contributors count the ways. If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are.

The Glass Cage “Essential … Read it yourself. Read the whole book.” —New York Times Book Review “The Glass Cage should be required reading for everyone with a phone.” "Sustaining Women" by Kandeh K. Yumkella , Michelle Bachelet and Margaret Chan Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space NEW YORK – The United Nations “Rio+20” Earth Summit this month will be a staging ground to chart the course for inclusive economies, social equality, and environmental protection. For that reason, it must place sustainable development at the forefront of the global agenda. It is already clear that achieving sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.

Megan Baldwin: What Separates the Women From the Girls A few months ago the editors at the Huffington Post invited bloggers to contribute blog posts and videos about "the moment I knew I was a woman - not a girl." OMG, I thought. I've totally got this one. I'm 27, fast approaching 28, so I figured there had to be a light bulb, flash in the sky moment in my short history.

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