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Why Women Still Cant Have It All

'Having it All' Even When Staying At Home

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Reem Kassis

Making this choice was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. It was admitting that everything I had worked so hard for, everything I had aspired to achieve and prove, was neither what I had expected nor what I wanted. "Having it all" was not all it was pumped up to be.

Why Women Needed to Hear Nooyi's Disempowering Words

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Anjali Joshi

Hanging on by a thread. These are the choice words of women striving to "have it all." Frightening, isn't it?

PepsiCo's Female CEO Says You Can't Be A Good Mom and Leader -- You Can

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Bonnie Fuller

The renowned female CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, admitted in an interview that she believes that career women can't be great moms as well. I couldn't disagree more -- here's why.

What Sandberg and Slaughter Have in Common

Colleen Crinion | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Colleen Crinion

Here's the truth: I don't care about whether or not I can have it all. I'm still working on having enough.

Why We All Have to Have It All -- The Good and the Hard

Christina Vuleta | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

Having it all isn't all fun and games, as we all know. But if men and women both pitch in with the same expectations and values, it can all equal out, according to Ann-Marie Slaughter.

The Pressure to "Have It All" and the Need to Redefine Success

Lisa Levey | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Lisa Levey

We need to redefine success in more human terms rather than the fantasy of women -- or men -- that have it all. Real success -- the true definition of having it all -- is getting clarity on what success means for you and putting your energies there.

"Having it All" Myths: An Addendum to Ann Marie Slaughter

Lisa Schirch | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

I agree with Ms. Slaughter's analysis of the problems facing women in the workplace. But as women we are not just victims of this system. The agenda for change is quite a bit broader.

Conversations with the Women We Know Best

Emma Sokoloff-Rubin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women
Emma Sokoloff-Rubin

I grew up with parents who were equally likely to make dinner or pick me up at school. Showing me that such a relationship is possible is one of their greatest gifts to me.

Circus Performer and Mom Says She DOES Have it All

Leah Singer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Leah Singer

"The circus has been wonderful for having a family," Denitza said. "We are all home together and I never have to leave my kids to travel."

Still Trying to "Have It All" in Sweden

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Natalia Brzezinski

Women's empowerment is not about having every opportunity; it's about having the right to choose and define your own way. We will all never agree on the "having it all" debate." But let's agree it's the debate that really matters.

Mommy Wars and Marissa Mayer

Meredith Haberfeld | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Meredith Haberfeld

While we still have a very long way to go as a society, within the confines of our circumstances we can continually exercise choices and we can support other women in their choices.

You Can Do What Mayer and Slaughter Do

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Marissa Mayer and Anne-Marie Slaughter have provided two amazing high-profile examples of one strategy for breaking through subconscious stereotypes -- exposing people to alternatives.

'Can I Have it All?' Is the Wrong Question

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

Wanting just one child didn't make me a bad mother and it didn't make us less of a family.

Let's Stop Doing the CHA CHA CHA

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

What if we stopped using that phrase? Maybe we choose the Voldemort option -- the phrase that must not be named.

From the 'Mommy Wars' to a Caring Economy

Riane Eisler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Riane Eisler

Little attention has been given to Slaughter's main point: that our country's business and government policies give hardly any value to caring for children and other family members.