I am grateful for the support, encouragement, coaching, chocolate, champagne, and connections. Author Liz O'Donnell goes beyond statistics and tells the stories of women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, marriage, and households. Gildan Media and Bibliomotion are proud to bring you another Bibliomotion Audiobook. She lives with her husband and two children near Boston and serves as a town meeting member and community volunteer. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. A Gallup Poll revealed that women who are full-time homemakers but want to be employed have an increased risk of depression. You are the reason I love being a working mother.
They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the school. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. Because most skills assessments are developed by or with senior management, they typically view the characteristics of that group most favorably. Today, women make up almost 60 percent of U. For, while I daydreamed about my high-powered career choices, I also played house, for hours and hours, with my best friend, Stephanie, who lived next door. While many of those challenges manifest at the conference table, they also manifest at the kitchen table. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the school.
I want to call you out by name but would hate to forget any of you. This book goes beyond the statistics and tells the stories of real women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, and marriage. It also goes further to suggest ways that individually and together we can create new truths. She tells stories of real women like you and me, as well as other women we might not know, and does this with warmth, insight, and empathy. Are women the richer sex? Middle-class women with varying levels of education and ambition are scaling back, stopping at middle management, going through the motions, while they seek that elusive balance they crave. Things have shifted at home too.
In what reads like an updated breakdown of tired statistics , drops the animosity previously geared towards the opposite sex when divvy-ing up family responsibilities and brings us accurately up-to-date on who's doing what, and what she finds may surprise you. Especially when there are often more variables at play than just one. Tune in for some very candid discussion that will be eye-opening at the least, and more than likely have you cheering from your seat! Others avow that dedicating themselves to their home life is more fulfilling than anything else they may have been doing. Our current situation—an inordinate amount of responsibility for housework and child care, subtle and overt barriers in the workplace, and too little representation in Washington—is both unnecessary and unsustainable. Elle magazine, a few months earlier, was even more colorful, talking about how female hunters felt about the stay-at-home schlub. A book for every woman and man juggling home, marriage, family and career.
I would definitely recommend this to young women as they start their careers and consider marriage, kids, etc. Liz is a funny and relate-able story teller. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. Liz ties it all together to empower readers and show them they're not alone in this new, changing world. More and more women today are breadwinners, and these breadwinners are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated school schedules that don't gel with work schedules.
At the conclusion of each chapter we share Lessons from the Ladies, advice gleaned from the women interviewed for the book, as well as from my blog, Hello Ladies. Featuring exceptional content for today's listener, these notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your life. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. Yet, with humor, she offers useful and practical advice for women and their employers. A physical copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author for purposes of review. Is it the end of men? Everyone will relate to parts of the book or find women they know in the book's stories.
But for every one of those women, I met at least two who were content to fly under the radar at work or step off the track completely, and another who was conflicted about what she should do next. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. The Path to Writing Her Book Liz shares that she had always wanted to be a writer, so it was no surprise especially after being a blogger that she eventually ended up sitting down to pen her own book. So much has been written about working women recently, but the headlines and the statistics don't tell the whole story. It also felt incomplete without addressing the issue of how women can support each other better regardless if they choose to either have kids, solely focus on a profession, or try to balance both. I called it Unicorn Enterprises, and I had a crystal-clear image of the company logo. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the schools.
¹ But as the primary breadwinner, I have more company. And what impact did that have on women at work? No longer are we living in an era where women are expected to maintain her position as sole homemaker in addition to her role as worker outside the home, but in a refreshing time when more and more, men are stepping up to the plate in sharing responsibilities. A study from the London School of Economics showed divorce rates are lower in marriages where husbands help with housework. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the school. We discuss negotiation as a critical career skill and how to use it at home as well as in the office.