Getting to 50/50

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9780349402369: Getting to 50/50

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[Foreword by Sheryl Sandberg]

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-career households. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. You can have a great career, a great marriage, and be a great mother. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally -- the man you married.

After interviewing hundreds of parents and employers, surveying more than a thousand working mothers, and combing through the latest government and social science research, the authors have discovered that kids, husbands, and wives all reap huge benefits when couples commit to share equally as breadwinners and caregivers. Mothers work without guilt, fathers bond with their kids, and children blossom with the attention of two involved parents.

The starting point? An attitude shift that puts you on the road to 50/50 -- plus the positive step-by-step advice in this book. -- From ''baby boot camp'' for new dads - to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book is full of fresh ideas for today's families offering encouragement, hope, and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family.

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The Road Map to a Great Career, a Good Marriage and a Happy Family

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are two working moms who believe that everyone wins when men are full parents and women have full careers. They know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers, but because of them. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally: your spouse. What’s the starting point? An attitude shift that puts you and your husband on the road to 50/50. Here are real-world solutions for parents who want to get ahead in their careers and still get to their children’s soccer games; strategies for working mothers facing gender bias in the workplace; advice to fathers new to the home front; and tips for finding 50/50 solutions to deal with issues of money, time and much more.

About the Author:

SHARON MEERS leads global business development and sales for X.commerce, the open commerce platform of eBay, helping merchants grow with better technology. Formerly, Meers was a managing director at Goldman Sachs and was cochair of the Women's Network in the Investment Management Division. She and her husband founded the Partners for Parity at Stanford Business School and the Dual-Career Initiative at Harvard.

JOANNA STROBER is a managing director at Sterling Stamos, an investment firm in Silicon Valley, and the founder of the ''working stiffs'' mom's group. As one of the few females in private equity in Silicon Valley, Strober has been featured in the front page of the Wall Street Journal for launching several well-known companies.

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Strober, Joanna, Meers, Sharon
Editore: Piatkus (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349402361 ISBN 13: 9780349402369
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