Wednesday October 14, 2015
Anne-Marie Slaughter on work-life balance without the struggle
"I've seen the results of Lean In. I think it is terrific, but you can not lean in too far without a really strong support system, or you will tip over." - Anne-Marie Slaughter referring Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" message
Anne-Marie Slaughter is one accomplished woman -- She's a distinguished professor of politics at Princeton University... and heads a think-tank called New America. She used to be the director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department.
But, if her name is familiar to you, the odds are it's because of a magazine article she wrote for The Atlantic.
It was headlined, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," And, it became one of the most widely read, shared, and debated articles in the Atlantic's 150 year history.
Anne-Marie Slaughter touched a nerve with her contribution to society's ongoing debate around gender roles, and equality between men and women.And now she's back with a new book to keep that discussion going. She's called the book, "Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family."
Anne Marie Slaughter joined Anna Maria from Chicago.
How do you handle work/life balance? Does your job work for you? For your family?
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.