Sandberg vs Slaughter, Who Wins? Business Loses.
In this case, the odds seemed heavily stacked against Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, a book that tells women how to pursue ambition, become better leaders and balance work and life.
Anne-Marie Slaughter was just as fed up with the media pitting her against Sheryl Sandberg as I was! When the Esquire article labeled Sheryl Sandberg as “altogether more grown-up,” as if the Slaughter only has a childish understanding of the work world, I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes, and it seems like even the famous Anne-Marie Slaughter was doing the same thing.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president of the New America Foundation and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Women, Politics and the Public Sphere is a socio-historical analysis of the relationship between women, politics and the public sphere. It looks at the fault-lines established in the eighteenth century for later developments in social and political discourse and considers the implications for the political representation of women in the West and globally, highlighting how women public.
Export Citation; Sandberg, Sheryl. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Knopf, 2013. Slaughter, Anne-Marie. “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”.
Many of the recent commentators about work-life balance, for women particularly (Sheryl Sandberg in her book Lean In, and Anne-Marie Slaughter in her thoughtful Atlantic piece), identify a supportive spouse as a key to achieving balance. A supportive spouse, like the one I am fortunate to have, is a real partner in caring for the home and family, and is really essential if both parties are.
This marginalization of women’s economic issues explains why I am delighted that Anne-Marie Slaughter decided to write Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family, which in many ways is an unusually humane, honest, and perceptive book. Slaughter paints empathetic portraits of women and men who struggle to balance work and family while helpfully debunking “the lovely illusion that we can.