I recently stumbled across the blog of The Brazen Careerist. Her site is definitely worth roaming around for those of you working to design an interesting and full career, and also have a life. In particular, she has some witty and thought-provoking things to say about working moms:
A recent article in Forbes magazine urged men to marry women who do not have careers and noted that families fare far better when a wife is at home taking care of the family. BC responds:
"The point is that marriage and family work best when one person is taking care of them full time. Duh. Everything in the world is best off when it is cared for very carefully. I wish everyone would stop trying to deny this. It’s barking up the wrong tree." (Emphasis mine - couldn't resist - SO true! Check out the full posting here.)
She responds to a recent Catalyst study noting that women are still making scant progress towards the top positions with:
"But really, why fight to get more women up a ladder that is basically dysfunctional? We should, instead, focus on helping men to get off the ladder. And then helping both men and women to get meaningful and rewarding work both outside and inside the home." (Full posting here)
And finally, she refuses to be threatened by a "glass ceiling" noting that:
"People used to think that the revolution would happen above the glass ceiling, as more women pushed their way to the top. In fact, though, the revolution is happening below the glass ceiling, where people are reestablishing their priorities. Kids and ambition can co-exist beneath the glass ceiling. Plenty of ambitious people have grand, remarkable achievements without giving up a vibrant personal life. Why would anyone aim for anything else?" (Full posting here).