By turning the focus of the feminist movement toward personal choices, society has failed to encourage working women to aspire to leadership, says Kathryn Whitaker, Director of Recruitment and Strategy Consulting at Calibrate Legal in a recent article in National Law Review.
“Anne-Marie Slaughter’s July 2012 Atlantic article, “Why Women Still Cant Have it All” stirred up the coals in the ever-simmering firestorm regarding working women.
“Further fueled by the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, it seemed everyone had a word of criticism to offer.
“The abundant criticism often missed the larger point – the conversation is important, and these two women should be applauded for spurring it.
“Net worth and fame notwithstanding, there is valuable insight for women in the legal industry, where men still dominate at management and executive levels.”
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