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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.