Having It All
Things aren’t always as they seem. The managing editor of Nibletz media takes a closer look at what “having it all” really means for one VC.
This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.
By Michal Tsur (Co-Founder & President, Kaltura) & Leah Belsky (VP of Strategy, Kaltura)
The blossoming tech startup generation, and the new wave of professional women seeking success in the workplace and at home don’t always cross paths. Tech industries suffer from a noticeable lack of strong female leadership at the top, while powerful women have mostly flocked to traditional industries. Although the concept of “having it all” might itself be elusive, it’s time that women who value both a rich home life and a fulfilling career explore the tech startup world.
In July/August 2012 the Atlantic Monthly featured an article that soon became the publication’s most popular piece
Don’t be fooled by Atlantic headlines or even perhaps your social circle. The question is not if but how.
By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)
Since a picture’s worth a thousand words, this blog post can be short.
Take a look at the below chart from the US Department of Health and Human Services website.
Many, many American women to the tune of tens of millions are today working full-time while caring for their children under 18. This number has increased nearly 50% in the last 40 years.
The attention drawn by the Anne-Marie Slaughter piece and others are distracting people from this reality.
Know what you want and start doing it with an infectious leadership style.
The term “having it all” makes women seems “piggy” and elitist.
By Anne-Marie Slaughter (Contributor, The Atlantic)
For everyone out there who cares about gender equality, work-family balance, or however else we choose to frame the complex debate that my article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” has (re)ignited, let’s start by agreeing on one thing: Let’s ban the term “mommy wars” forever. A more patronizing, trivializing label would be hard to find. So let us all commit to never, ever use “mommy” as an adjective. No “mommy wars” and no “mommy track”. And while we’re at it, let’s also abandon “catfight” in favor of “debate, conversation, engagement with an important issue.”
Rebecca Traister has convinced me to stop
What should be evaluated critically is the definition of “all”.
By Leah Eichler (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics)
Can women have it all? It’s a question that repeatedly creeps up in this ongoing dialogue on women and careers. I frequently encounter contemporaries who believe it’s the duty of women in their 30s and 40s to warn this next generation that they cannot “have it all.” They fret about new graduates who are certain their future holds generous salaries, lofty titles, a partner with the same and maybe even kids in private school by the time they hit their mid-30s.
I never want to quash those dreams. I entertained them myself at one point and still believe the possibility exists for those
By Elizabeth Kiehner (Co-Founder & Principal, Thornberg & Forester)
As a 35 year old business owner with a 20 month old daughter, I can only stress one thing: I wish I did it all sooner.
That goes for both the business and the baby, though most importantly the baby.
Having met several other successful entrepreneurs in Manhattan with whom I share strikingly similar backgrounds, I’ve begun to recognize a pattern — after being raised in rural areas or suburbs by stay-at-home moms, it seemed to us all that there was nothing more important than having a career first
By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)
“You can have it all, just not at the same time.”
These were the words of advice from a well-intentioned mentor who was trying to help me figure out how to pursue an entrepreneurial career and also start a family.
I knew she was trying to be reassuring, but I bristled at her words. To start with, I disliked being told that there were any limits to what I could pursue. Further, I wondered, if your 30s are when