Have Things Gotten Worse for Working Women?

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Have Things Gotten Worse for Working Women?
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 12:42pm

"Earlier this week, I was in a meeting with a professor when the issue of women's advancement in the professional world came up. I was in the process of making some vague, general statement when she suddenly asked: "Have things gotten worse?"

It turned out that she had recently spoken with a student who was worried she wouldn't be able to get her career off the ground in time to have children. The professor said the young woman's concern had taken her aback: the student was an undergraduate, and didn't yet have either children or a career. In her generation, my professor said, women just assumed it would all work out."

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Did/do you have a plan around career and family? Did it go as planned? Are you still on track?

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