PRIMARY DILEMMA: The Choices Working Mothers Make
Online • April 28, 2011
Listen to this Jam Session to hear about working mothers and work-life balance.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Why are working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group? There are 16 million working mothers in the United States alone. What are the motivations, support networks and economic circumstances that drive their behaviors?
These are questions that Lynn Hall asked herself, three years ago, while wrestling with her own personal work-family balance after the birth of her fourth child. The challenges that she faced seemed different than those of my working mother colleagues. It was frustrating for her to see working moms compare themselves to one another with feelings of inadequacy like “she is more successful” or “she spends more time with her kids”. And it was equally frustrating to see employers use a cookie cutter approach to the management of working mother talent.
Lynn Hall is the founder of The PRIMARY DILEMMA LLC, which creates tools to help working mothers (parents) discover professional and parenting satisfaction. These tools can also assist employers in creating workplace vocabulary to support conversations about work and family balance. Lynn is a proud mom of four amazing kids, ages 10, 8, 6 and 4, and she lives in New Jersey on a farm with her children and husband. Lynn is a graduate of Dartmouth College and The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She has spent 18 years in corporate America as a marketing executive. She is also a recipient of the YMCA Tribute to Women in Business Award.
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