This is an initial call for chapters to be part of an edited volume that looks at the intersection of gender and work/life balance. If you have a project or idea to contribute, please email Elizabeth Fish Hatfield at email@example.com with the following:
"The obstacles women face in today's workplaces tend to be a lot subtler than a fire in a wastebasket. If we want to finally make real progress on promoting more women, after decades of talking about it, men, women and organizations all need to step up and take decisive action to make it happen."
Over several decades, social scientists have identified clear patterns of gender bias that women encounter at work. Yet little is understood about the nuances of how these patterns manifest for women of color. The Spring 2015 WFRN Research Spolight features an interview by Lisa Levey with Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings, on her research exploring how gender plays out in the everyday interactions of women scientists and how they differ by race and ethnicity.
"In the United States, for instance, daughters of working moms earned 23 percent more than daughters of stay-at-home mothers. And their sons? There was no effect at all on their employment. However, they were more likely to contribute to work around the house as adults and to spend more time caring for children and family."