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Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

Abstract

In the past few decades the number of women entering graduate and professional schools has been going up and up, while the number of women reaching the top rung of the corporate and academic worlds has remained relatively stagnant. Why are so many women falling off the fast track? This book traces the career paths of the first generation of ambitious women who started careers in academia, law, medicine, business, and the media in large numbers in the 1970s and '80s. Many women who had started families but continued working had ended up veering off the path to upper management at a point the au ... More

Keywords: fast track, career paths, ambitious women, upper management, glass ceiling, career goals, limited upward mobility, high aspirations, professional success

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195182675
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Ann Mason, author
University of California, Berkeley

Eve Mason Ekman, author