Despite the spread of to Sheryl Sandberg’s message to “Lean In,” this infographic shows that too many women who have graduated elite institutions are actually leaning back. 

By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

A new infographic shows that women who have graduated elite universities are not participating in the workforce to the same degree as women from non-elite universities. MBA mothers from top schools are participating in the workforce almost half as much as MBA mothers from non-elite universities.

The infographic also reveals our conflicted attitudes towards working work, with statistics showing that the public still leans in favor of women being stay-at-home moms when they have small children or working only part time.

How do we change these attitudes? Read on.

Lean In: Are Intelligent Working Women Leaning Back?
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Why do you think female graduates of elite universities are not participating in the workforce as much as those from non-elite universities?


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Jessica Schimm (@JessicaSchimm) is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has a strong interest in women’s issues and writes about them on her blog Women Who Run San Francisco.



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