This Is How We Do It: The Working Mothers' Manifesto

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At last, a book that definitively answers the question "How does she do it?" for both mothers who work and the companies that employ them

At a time when books such as Perfect Madness linger on bestseller lists and highly educated women talk about "opting out" of successful careers because the challenges of "doing it all" are too great, it seems safe to conclude that working and motherhood don't mix.

But for those who want to work and those who must work for financial reasons (the majority), This Is How We Do It transcends the guilt, stress, and sacrifice associated with working motherhood. Featuring inspiring firsthand accounts of women who are doing it all-all at once-and having the time of their lives, it reveals innovative solutions of how working mothers successfully (and joyfully) balance their careers and families.

Drawing on original research culled from five hundred working mothers and on the wisdom of the magazine's nearly three million readers, its twenty-five-year tenure, and the best practices of the highly competitive and celebrated Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, This Is How We Do It is a must-read for the 26 million moms in America who work-as well as the companies who want to attract or keep them-helping readers make the transition from a work life to a life that works.

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Carol Evans is the CEO and president of Working Mother magazine, as well as the country's foremost expert on working motherhood. A trusted advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, she has appeared on national media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Marketplace radio.

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Among PTA meetings at 9:30 a.m. on weekdays, managers who glare when a woman ducks out for her kid's pediatrician's appointment, and daycare that costs more than tuition at a state college, how do working mothers even get through the day? Working Mother magazine CEO Evans addresses this question by describing her experiences as a high-powered executive and mother, along with the experiences of the magazine's readership. A "baby boomer feminist," Evans compares companies to "middle-aged men who won't throw away that ratty, too-tight pair of college sweatpants. Sometimes it's hard to realize that comfortable old styles just don't fit anymore." She arms women with "ammunition," statistics and stories gathered by Working Mother, so that mothers can approach their employers to argue the benefits of family-friendly job shares, flextime, work-from-home options and lactation rooms. The book's tone is chatty, if not chummy (the author includes her e-mail address in the introduction), but may seem outdated to some readers (Is it relevant to call a dad with an interest in his children an "honorary mom?"). The book offers much information from the magazine's 100 Best Companies list, and Evans does not shy away from criticizing corporate practice as she sees fit. This book will appeal to the magazine's faithful readers, but with its traditional assumptions and cheeky feel, the manifesto may seem too narrow to some young mothers.
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