ERIC Number: ED429232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
On Common Ground: Prominent Women Talk about Work & Family.
Zuckerman, Diana, Ed.
This publication presents interviews with 11 prominent women, representing different backgrounds, philosophies, and life experiences, in which they speak about their own experiences with work and family issues. The introduction, "On Common Ground: Prominent Women Talk about Work & Family" (Diana Zuckerman), provides an overview. The 11 interviews present the women's perspectives on the following topics: their upbringing and goals while growing up; juggling career and family; spending time with children; and their happiness with their choices, along with changes they would make if they had to do it over again. Recurrent themes were identified: the importance of family; the enjoyment of work; and respect for friends, relatives, and other women who have made other choices. The 11 interviewees are as follows: Judy Woodruff, prime anchor and senior correspondent, CNN; Susan Molinari, former Congresswoman from New York; Linda Chavez-Thompson, Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO; Janice Weinman, former Executive Director of American Association of University Women; Mary Matalin, political strategist and commentator; Gail Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer, Business and Professional Women, USA; Carole Simpson, anchor, ABC's World News Tonight Sunday; Iris Chang, author, "The Rape of Nanking"; Ellen Levine, Editor-in-Chief, "Good Housekeeping"; Irene Natividad, principal, Natividad & Associates, and Co-President, Global Women's Trade Network; and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Biographies, Career Choice, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Family Work Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction, Mothers, Success
Institute for Women's Policy Research, 1400 20th Street, NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20036 (publication no. B230, $15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.