Getting to 50/50: Discussion on Career & Family
May 4, 2009: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Managing a career as a parent can be tough, but also incredibly rewarding. Sharon Meers, co-author of the book Getting to 50/50 and former MD at Goldman Sachs, is coming to Chicago to share the insights from her work with hundreds of successful working parents, particularly, how to tap into your best resource (your partner) to achieve your goals.
450 Cityfront Plaza
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Feel free to submit questions for the author in advance with your registration.
Sharon Meers (Speaker)
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.
From “baby boot camp” for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book offers fresh ideas to today’s families. It also offers encouragement, hope and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family.
Andrea Sparrey '03
CWIBAN Mothers Project Leader
Other InformationChicago Women in Business Alumnae Network (CWIBAN) is the worldwide organization of recent women graduates of Chicago Booth. Led by a team of alumnae volunteers and founded in 2002, CWIBAN connects over 3,250 members living in six continents and is recognized as one of the most active Booth alumni groups. Visit us online at: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/alumni/clubs/cwiban/.
"Sharon Meers and her popular book are highly regarded in the business field. Getting to 50/50 is the first book I’ve read that gets it 100% right. The advice is brilliant, the examples cogent and compelling, and the tone wise and humorous. For anyone who wants to enjoy a full career, be a complete parent, and remain a supportive spouse, this is the book that will help you chart the way." --Roderick Kramer, William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Also: “Getting to 50/50 builds on what the latest research tells us: that children can thrive with two working parents and that fathers and mothers play equally important roles. I wish this book had existed when I was raising young daughters.” Kathleen McCartney, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Sharon was also featured on the Today Show.
Men and women who are parents or are considering parenthood in the future are invited to attend. The event is co-sponsored by CWIBAN and Mothers at Booth (MaB).
Feel free to submit questions for the author in advance, by emailing event chair Andrea Sparrey, '03.