Slaughter Slaughtered

October 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Well, maybe we can do it. We just have to do it differently!

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the current President and CEO of the New America Foundation and the former Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department under Hillary Clinton. She’s an impressive woman in many regards and she’s well-known and respected across various fields of business and politics. I was lucky enough to attend a luncheon this week where she was a guest speaker and her talk was pretty fascinating. In addition to everything else, she’s the author of this article called “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” in 2012. She’s a big advocate for women accepting the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect work/life balance for the modern woman, mostly because the policies, politics and workplace mentalities currently prevent it. She just wrote a book that expanded on her article and her points make a lot of sense, even if they weren’t particularly easy for me to listen to, especially as I’m in that whole potentially-childbearing-one-day-in-the-future age and I would sort of like to keep my career as well.

ANYWAY, if you have the time you should check out the article. Her whole concept on “lead parenting” is new and intriguing although it really shouldn’t be. And regardless of how disappointing it is that I might not be able to have it all, I can still have what I want! It just might not look like it used to. And that’s okay!


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