On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with Anne-Marie Slaughter – author of the ground-breaking 2012 Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” which sparked a national debate about the real pressures of having a career while also serving as a caregiver at home – about a traditional gender bias that underlies the American work-life conflict and the conversation we need to have in order to move forward.
Having a diverse workforce at all levels is essential for companies that want to innovate and grow. At the 2014 Best Companies for Multicultural Women, efforts to ensure that women of color are among the decision-makers start even before they're hired, and results are apparent all the way up the corporate ladder.
WFRN member and former Executive Committee member Lotte Bailyn: "Equity for women in the workplace is never going to happen if there aren’t changes in the family structure, and by that I mean fathers who are active participants in the care of their children."
Happy (almost) Mother's Day to all the moms out there! If we asked you to talk about yourself as a mother — what your successes are, what challenges you face — what would you say? What do you think your kids would say about you?
The share of U.S. mothers with children under age 18 who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This rise over the past dozen years in the share of mothers who stay at home represents a reversal from the long-term decline that had persisted for the last three decades of the 20th century.
"On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with current Wharton MBA students about how young women are thinking about their careers, families and future lives.
In the second segment, Friedman spoke with Kristina Milyuchikhina (WG '14) and Meaghan Casey (WG '15), about what it's like to start a family while in business school and the importance of choosing a partner who not only shares parenting care, but also shares the same values and ambitions."