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Indra Nooyi & the Myth of “Having it All”

Recent comments made by Indra Nooyi, the current CEO of PepsiCo, have been making the rounds on my Twitter and Facebook feeds. I poke my head up to read such things when stories like this seem to cross the borders of my feminist friends and my friends who are feminists, but don’t share every feminist […]

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Having it All vs. Having Enough

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg hopes her new book “Lean In” will start a new wave of feminism. Fine by me, as long as working-class women don’t get swept out to sea. Sandberg is the latest iteration of post-feminism, we’re told, less militant, more upbeat. One of the few topic-tier female managers in America, her aspirations […]

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Having it All, a Little Bit at a Time

Having it all—for me—means having a little at a time. That may or may not add up to “having it all” depending on your perspective. If we are lucky as women, we have choices. I wish I could say that I deliberately planned my life, but that is untrue. Probably the best choice I made […]

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“Having it All”: Maria Bartiromo Style

Everyone has an opinion about “having it all” — Can we? Should we? Dare we?And does it matter what high-profile women have to say about their own “having it all” theories? The Broad Side is proud to be partnering with genConnect, a great site with interviews from experts on issues that impact our lives every […]

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The Dangerous Myth of the Perfect Mom

After reading “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” and much of the related commentary, and then reading “Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect” yesterday, I had an epiphany about why many professional women are so hard on themselves when they become moms. Here it is: Imagine that you’ve grown up hearing that […]

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Who Said We Could Have It All? You Did!

One of the questions I’ve heard in response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” is “Who said you could have it all?” The Broad Side Editor-in-Chief Joanne Bamberger discussed this question eloquently here a few days ago. I’m sure everyone out there has a different answer to this question, but […]

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