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Getting to 50/50

How Working Parents Can Have It All

by Sharon Meers Author · Joanna Strober Author


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Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-career households. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. You can have a great career, a great marriage, and be a great mother. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally—the man you married.

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.

The starting point? An attitude shift that puts you on the road to 50/50—plus the positive step-by-step advice in this book.

From "baby boot camp" for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book is full of fresh ideas for today's families offering encouragement, hope, and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family.

Publication Details

Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Sheryl Sandberg (Author of introduction, etc.)

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook. Prior to working at Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and chief of staff at the United States Treasury Department. She lives in Northern Califor...

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Sharon Meers (Author)

Sharon Meers leads global business development and sales for X.commerce, the open commerce platform of eBay, helping merchants grow with better technology. Formerly, Meers was a managing director at Goldman Sachs and was cochair of the Women's Net...

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Joanna Strober (Author)

Joanna Strober is a managing director at Sterling Stamos, an investment firm in Silicon Valley, and the founder of the "working stiffs" mom's group. As one of the few females in private equity in Silicon Valley, Strober has been featured on the fr...

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Author of introduction, etc. :
Sheryl Sandberg
Narrator :
Marguerite Gavin
Author :
Sharon Meers
Author :
Joanna Strober
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