In March, 100 top professors, scholars, and fellows gathered to discuss the status of women’s leadership. Women hold a minority of leadership positions in business and government. This is troubling as women make up more than half the electorate and more women graduate from college than men. Women with children face additional barriers. Trying to advance professionally while fronting the staggering cost of childcare is almost impossible for some, and lifetime earning potential often decreases. Speakers addressed the need for broader support for these women. Though studies show the average time spent away from work is 2.2 years, there is an agreement that an emphasis on work-life balance would advance women in leadership roles.
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