Sunday, January 24, 2010

Join me for a conversation about work-life balance

Last year I was proud to sign on to the inaugural Fem 2.0 Conference as a plenary speaker, and this year I'm proud to be conducting the kick-off interview in a new series they're producing for a campaign called: Wake Up! This is the Reality!

I'll be interviewing the publishers of a new study on, well, just how messed up we are in this area of American life. Here's the description and the details:

The Three Faces of Work/Family Conflict: Can Americans Care For Their Families Without Losing Their Jobs?
Monday, January 25, 11:30 AM EST, here

Host: Gloria Pan
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress

Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder, BlogHer

Joan Williams, Director, Center for WorkLife Law at University of California - Hastings

Elisa Camahort Page interviews Joan Williams and Heather Boushey about their new report, The Three Faces of Work/Family Conflict. To be released later this month by the Center for American Progress and the Center for WorkLife Law, the report looks at the impact of work policies on American workers and families at different income levels, revealing the all-too-common, gut-wrenching choices Americans face between being able to care for loved ones and being able to pay the bills.  

You'll be able to send in your questions during the interview, so there will be an opportunity for live Q&A.

I've read the preliminary research report we'll be discussing, and I can tell you there some some findings that did give me pause. The media storyline about work/life balance really tends to focus on just a couple of archetypical situations...there are a whole lot of people whose stories are not getting told.

Hope you'll join us!

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Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading your blog, because they are always full of information that I can put to use. Thank you again, and God bless you in 2010.
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