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Work-Life Balance, Career Advice, and Inspiring Technical Women

- June 9, 2010 - 4 Comments

Work-life balance is a tricky tightrope act whether you’re male or female, senior or entry-level, technical or non-technical. We caught up with partners at a Women’s Leadership Forum networking event at Partner Summit to hear from a few smart women as they dole out sage advice on career and family.

Of the 1800 partner representatives at the event, a mere 170 were women. In this video, listen to their words of wisdom, advice on balancing work and family life, and learn how they inspire other women at their organizations.

And, don’t miss our next Women’s Leadership Forum Event…

And as we become more mobile and take on more responsibility in all aspects of our lives, there are many small steps we can take to stay safe. In an upcoming Women’s Leadership Forum webcast, Chris Plummer–the head of Cisco’s global protective services–will examine ways to stay safe in today’s mobile world.  

    Women’s Leadership Forum – CiscoTV Broadcast
    Staying Safe in Today’s Mobile World
    Thursday, June 24, 2010
    15:30 – 16:30 GMT /  11:30 – 12:30 ET / 08:30 – 09:30 PT

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  1. Around the world, women's economic opportunities and choices have long been impacted by their ability to bear children. This has been true for women across socioeconomic classes, historically as well as in the present day. When it comes to employment and life decisions, women and their families frequently make tough choices and poignant trade-offs, which are either helped or made more difficult by public policies concerning fertility, work, and social roles.

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  3. Very thoughtful article. For a fresh take on building strong careers and families, check out Getting to 50/50 -- on how men and women share roles with all sorts of good results -- including a healthier sex life. The book also debunks some common myths that cause many moms to back away from their jobs. Authors Sharon Meers (a Goldman MD now in tech) and Joanna Strober (a private equity exec) share their often funny tales of combining work and family. Definitely a book worth checking out.

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