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Having It All

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Why Having It All May Be One 'Gigantic Elaborately Constructed Sexist Ponzi Scheme'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.01.2013 | Black Voices

As an interior designer, Sheila Bridges is in the business of detail, a fact she reminds me of in explaining how she layered 49 years of memories, pho...

Why Norah O'Donnell Hates The Phrase 'Work-Life Balance'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.25.2013 | Women

Norah O'Donnell is no stranger to juggling intense professional and personal demands. The former CBS Chief White House Correspondent joined Charlie Ro...

Why Anne-Marie Slaughter Thinks We Need A 'Men's Movement'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women

When Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote the now-iconic piece "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" for The Atlantic a year ago, she had no idea she'd launch a f...

How Working From Home Could Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Flexible working policies have been championed by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and other influential women as a viable solution to the work-life bala...

4 Women's Issues That Haven't Changed Since 1911

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Over 100 years ago, radical writer and activist Emma Goldman penned the essay "The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation." In the piece, which the Atlantic ...

Is This One Way Women Can 'Have It All'?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women

It appears there may be a viable, satisfying option for women looking to delay motherhood: egg freezing. A new study presented on July 9th at the ...

The Year of the No: One Woman's Journey to the Dark Side of Yes

Sue Fliess | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Sue Fliess

In my quest to be Every Woman, I'd lost sight of the very people I was killing myself to do it all for. Somewhere along the way, I'd stopped noticing my 8-year-old's copious kisses before school and how my older boy has my dad's soulful eyes.

My Answer To The Question My Son Won't Stop Asking

Kristin Shaw | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My son is getting to be old enough to remember the words I choose with him. And I don't want him to remember that working is always a chore that must be endured.

Jodi Detjen and Kelly Watson: The Third Metric is Within Reach If We Remove This First

Jodi Detjen | Posted 09.06.2013 | Women
Jodi Detjen

How many women do you know at the top of the success ladder that have achieved this integration of money, power, health, wellness and spirit?

Lizzie Aldrich: One Career Path to Happiness

Lizzie Aldrich | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Lizzie Aldrich

As I sit in my current shoes, seven months pregnant with my second child, I look back over my career path and decisions with satisfaction. Do I miss the excitement of the consulting world, flying from place to place and fighting global warming with projects on the ground?

Men Struggle With Work-Life Balance, And That's A Good Thing

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 08.29.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

Work-life should not be a mothering issue, It shouldn't even be a parenting issue. It should be a workplace issue.

Erica Hill: Redefining Success: Owning My Achievements

Erica Hill | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Erica Hill

I believed my "success" meant doing everything myself, lest someone realize the many things I still didn't know. I was constantly worried someone would call me out, and let the world know I was hanging on by a thread, my sanity waving in the balance.

Is There a Daddy Equivalent to the Mommy Wars?

Barbara Lee | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Barbara Lee

Asking if men -- for whom societal structures have been working pretty favorably forever -- can "have it all" strikes a nerve with some women. Rightfully so. Perhaps it is because women are what's missing from this budding Daddy Wars conversation.

Francine LeFrak: The Case for Redefining Success

Francine LeFrak | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Francine LeFrak

You can touch someone's life by empowering them, and in turn, you are actually empowering yourself. There couldn't be a more perfect way to define well-being.

Looking at the World With Feminist Glasses On: Interview With Sweden's Minister for Gender Equality

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Natalia Brzezinski

Our hour-long conversation ranged from how to effectively empower women to reach for the C-suite to education to positive role models and examples of best practices that the United States and Sweden can share.

Valerie Jarrett: Being Whole

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

To compete on an even playing field, we need to create our own field with teammates that respect and support what it takes for us to be healthy and whole.

Shouldn't Mothers With Mental Illness Have The Chance To "Have It All," Too?

Joanne Nicholson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Joanne Nicholson, Ph.D.

For some slice of American women who are mothers, "having it all" conjures up notions of marriage, a family, a professional position, a home in a safe neighborhood with a decent school system and opportunities to live a better life down the road. For women with psychiatric conditions, life is a different struggle. But with the right support, mothers and almost every person with mental illness can succeed.

Janelle Capra: Mommy's Here

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I've made decisions to choose my career carefully around what's best for my children, my family and me. I am a "working mom" and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why Ali Wentworth Turned Down A Dream Job

Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents

Actress and author Ali Wentworth, who hosts Yahoo's Daily Shot, brought her signature humor to a panel at The Huffington Post's Third Metric conferenc...

What's Missing in Women Having it 'All'

Stacy L. Bettison | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Stacy L. Bettison

Three things come to mind: 1) how incomplete the definition of "all" is, 2) how these issues likewise impact men; and 3) how lucky some of us are to be sitting around scratching our heads as to how to have it "all."

Linda Descano: Making Our Own Metrics

Linda Descano, CFA | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Linda Descano, CFA

I can still remember my first days at Salomon Brothers and the relentless focus on numbers and results. So, imagine my surprise when the first question my then-manager posed at my performance review was: "Are you happy?"

Lisa Belkin

Esquire Discovers There Is Work/Life Conflict! (And Gets It All Wrong)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents

Esquire Magazine is acting as though they just discovered the life/work dilemma. Recognizing that there is a problem -- that's a good thing. Not as go...

The Word I Don't Use to Define Myself

Sara Wood | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Sara Wood

The points being made about women in the workplace are being conflated with motherhood in a way that makes be feel that I have to embrace the cause of both in order to be either. And I don't want to.

You Can't Worry About 'Having It All' When You Already Have It

Charles Clymer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Charles Clymer

When women talk about "having it all," it has more to do with navigating a rigged, biased system to reach a balanced, happy life than it does with asserting that men don't face "balancing issues" as well.

Arianna Huffington: Beyond Money and Power (and Stress and Burnout) -- In Search of a New Definition of Success

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Arianna Huffington

What we need is a more humane and more sustainable definition of success that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder, empathy, and the ability to give back. And women will have to lead the way.