Archive for Dual careers

Career Advice to My Imaginary Daughter: Choose Your Lovers Well

Career Advice to My Imaginary Daughter: Choose Your Lovers Well

Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm, started a campaign last year – Leaders & Daughters –  to mark International Women’s Day. The campaign includes both male and female leaders from companies like Apple, Verifone, and Hyatt writing encouraging letters to their daughters to help…

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Does Your Partner Care How You Make A Living? Three Questions To Find Out Now.

Does Your Partner Care How You Make A Living? Three Questions To Find Out Now.

“What do you do?” I love to ask this question when I meet someone new—at parties, at the gym, at the dog park. I’m insanely curious about how people make a living, especially when their world is so different than my own. But the question,…

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Thirty Years Later: Not Waiting For The Bell To Ring

Thirty Years Later: Not Waiting For The Bell To Ring

I just got home from my first ever journalism class. God, even writing that sentence makes me feel lighter, like I’ve just shed 30 pounds—sort of like one pound for every year I’ve been away from university since graduating in the 1980’s. At nineteen, I…

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Are Women Really Less Ambitious Than Men?

Are Women Really Less Ambitious Than Men?

Leave it to Fox News to hit another one out of the ballpark. A little while back, one of their male commentators was debating the wage gap between men and women. Sure, women earn less than men, but that’s because they are less ambitious and…

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Plato Goes To Court

Plato Goes To Court

When I met my husband, he was doing a Ph.D. in philosophy and firmly on the road to an academic career. This was what my hard-core engineer Dad referred to as an intellectual holiday, not a real job. Certainly there was an insular character to…

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Do stay-at-home dads have a jobette?

Do stay-at-home dads have a jobette?

Here’s an interesting factoid. Stay-at-home dads are five times more likely to have an affair than other men. One hypothesis is, feeling emasculated by not being the primary breadwinner, they sleep around to prove they are still macho. Interesting theory, but I’d like to propose…

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