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By Mary Ann Mason

Long ago few many years the variety of girls getting into graduate faculties has been going up and up, whereas the variety of girls attaining the head rung of the company and educational worlds has remained particularly stagnant. Why are such a lot of girls falling off the short song? during this well timed publication, Mary Ann Mason lines the occupation paths of the 1st new release of formidable girls who began careers in academia, legislations, drugs, enterprise, and the media in huge numbers within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s. many ladies who had all started households yet endured operating had ended up veering off the trail to top administration at some extent she calls "the moment glass ceiling." instead of sticking to their unique profession ambitions, they allowed themselves to slip right into a moment tier of administration that gives fewer hours, much less pay, reduce status, and restricted upward mobility. males who did likewise--entered the profession global with excessive aspirations after which begun households whereas working--not simply didn't convey a similar pattern, they reached even larger degrees luck than males who had no households in any respect. with her daughter, an aspiring journalist, Mason has written a consultant for younger women who're dealing with the cruel determination of when--and if--to commence a kin. it's also a advisor for older girls looking a moment probability to wreck via to the subsequent point, as Mason herself did in academia. The publication beneficial properties anecdotes and methods from the handfuls of ladies they interviewed. suggestion levels from the non-public (know whilst to assert "no," the significance of time administration) to the institutional, with feedback for a way the place of work itself might be replaced to make it more straightforward for formidable operating moms to arrive the head degrees. the result's a roadmap of latest offerings for girls dealing with the sobering query of ways to stability a profitable occupation with relations.

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The pace of work at private firms 30 MOTHERS ON THE FAST TRACK has greatly accelerated over the past thirty years and expectations of productivity, measured by billable hours, have risen. Firms that were literally ‘‘men’s clubs’’ thirty years ago are now large corporate structures. , a young attorney on the partnership track in a major San Francisco law firm, confides that her father, also a lawyer, tried to dissuade her from a law career due to these changes. ‘‘When he started out, it was more of a profession with regular hours and there wasn’t the constant drive to bill more hours and work harder and harder.

Lynn Povich, former editor in chief, Working Woman The decade between thirty and forty is when women today make the hardest choices: whether to seek a fast track position after securing their degree; whether to have a child; whether to stay on the fast track after having a child or to leave the race and find a less competitive role. They face new and formidable challenges, and there are rarely second chances if they opt out. Not surprisingly, this is the decade when the career and family trajectories of men and women distinctly diverge.

Women 20% less likely than men to become a full professor within 16 years 18 MOTHERS ON THE FAST TRACK this choice—if at all. As previously noted, many women at this point do not stick to their original career goals. They may work part-time, change direction, or simply take a break. As they look forward, the demanding requirements of fast track professions set in. D. at Berkeley and began considering motherhood, her career track suddenly looked less appealing. ‘‘I went into graduate school thinking a faculty position would be a great way to have kids, that there is flexibility and open summers.

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