If institutions are serious about advancing women, they'll have to address the hours problem -- that's the only way to get a critical mass of women poised for leadership. But we'll never address the hours problem until we open up a conversation about what drives it.
While we might not be able to change the five-day workweek or the two-week-a-year vacation cycle, we can change our approach. We can understand that in order for employees to love their jobs, they must feel valued and happy.
I have no shame admitting I'll be the first one in line to watch Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man. Undoubtedly, the lad will tap into a more vulnerable, softer side of Peter Parker. I'm okay with this, even if the Greatest Generation isn't.