Every few years, prompted by a new book, TV show or factoid, there is a flurry of media attention to women’s lack of advancement in the workplace. It usually comes to rest on what we women are not doing enough of to move ourselves further up the career ladder.
The catalyst might be a story about some rising corporate star opting to chuck the fast track to stay home with her kids. It might be some executive who embodies the crisis for successful females hearing the ticking of biological clocks. Both cases typically inspire handwringing about whether getting ahead is really worth missing family dinners or the baby’s first steps.