Having It All

Quenby  Wilcox - Having It All

Quenby Wilcox

Having It All

The phenomenon of the dual-career family is a growing reality in societies around the world, and as a consequence women (and men) are increasingly focusing their time and energy on work-life balance and family life. In her blog on Womenalia, ‘Having it All’, Quenby will explore the realities of women who have ‘opted-out’ of the workforce for over the past decades, the challenges they face in workplace re-insertion, as well as their efforts to re-invent themselves after children ‘leave the nest’.

 

Published posts (11)

The Power of the Female Consumer (and Entrepreneur) in the New Global Economy

The 1980’s were characterized by mergers and acquisitions with corporate raiders, financial institutions and the legal profession raking in big bucks in the wake they left behind. The idea behind these...

A Mile in My Shoes

In 1959, Howard Griffin, a writer from Texas, chemically darkened the color of his skin and journeyed through the Deep South, chronicling the hatred and racism he met along the way in his controversial book...

Why Emotional Intelligence Isn’t Enough

Due diligence, broadly defined is the minimum level of effort that a ‘party’ must exercise in the execution of their responsibilities or obligations – with all too many it appears, putting the bar very low...

Ideological Problems Plague Our Nation’s Capital

“An ideology is a conceptual framework with the way people deal with reality. Everyone has one. You have to – to exist, you need an ideology. The question is whether it is accurate or not….” These were...

Bullying in the Workplace and Its Consequences

The Internet is full of advice on how to be successful in the workplace. How to develop one’s social skills; what to say, what to do, what to wear, what not to say, what not to do, what not to wear… All of...

Professionalization to Domesticity: Not Mutually Exclusive

The work-place of the 1980s and ‘90s was characterized by a transition from a manufacturing to a service and information-base economy, or what some call the “post-industrial revolution”. It was replete...

Is “Alpha” Male Leadership Responsible for Modern Societies’ Problems?

“What is marketing?” were the opening words of my Marketing 101 professor on the first day of class, all too many years ago. His question received a myriad of responses filled with business jargon and hyped...

Dressing for a New Type of Success

In the past years, one of the hardest things to deal with during my divorce has been the attitude – the attitude, as one woman put it – that stay-at-home moms should be ashamed of staying home to raise...

Gilded Cages: Why the Caged Bird Still Sings

"The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the 20th century in the...

Work-Life Balance: The Importance of Ingenuity & Perseverance

In A Career in Your Suitcase, Jo Parfitt and Colleen Reichrath-Smith state that the key to a successful career lies in “finding our passions, which we can also think of as our vocation or the work we were...