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What's Trending in Working Mom News: Anne Marie Slaughter Has a New Book about "Having It All"

A photo of a martini I enjoyed on a business trip while attempting to have it all...

Successful working women keep track of important matters in the news. However, we are not one-dimensional. Some of us also want to keep up with articles about our careers, current events and celebrity gossip too. Even with the Internet, 24 hour news shows and E!, it can be challenging to keep up with everything.

Fortunately for you, I keep track of articles of interest to working moms. When I find notable ones, I share them with you. Below is one that sparked my interest about a discussion started by Anne Marie Slaughter that has become a book.  

Anne Marie Slaughter wrote an article several years ago entitled "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" that ran in  "The Atlantic", describe the challenges that women have balancing high-powered careers with motherhood. Slaughter previously worked two hours away from her Princeton home, at the state department in DC, while mothering two teenage boys who lived in Princeton. Ultimately, it became too much.

Even though her experience is pretty rarefied the article was noteworthy and the title was provocative. The issue has been debated since the article ran. I've even written about it often on this blog.

Corporate America Has Some Unfinished Business

Like most motivated people looking to explain themselves, in response to her critics, Ms. Slaughter has come out with a book. It is called, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family.  From what I have read, in the book Ms. Slaughter acknowledges that Corporate America's failure to create a family friendly environment is a family problem and not just a female problem. One thing that is clear, Corporate America has a lot of unfinished business to do before it is truly family friendly. 

Here's a link to an article about the book.  Juggling mums and halo dads: Why organisations will have to change radically to make work-life balance a reality

Working Moms have an better chance of having it all  if Corporate America completes its unfinished business. If you'd like a copy, follow the link below.



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