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 (17)

Window Dressing, Smoke Screens, and Hellfire Rhetoric

“Too often inter-agency work at local levels is little more than ‘window-dressing’ meetings, roundtables and even entire projects which result in reports, workshops or conferences, but create minimal...

‘It Is What It Is’ – Or, Is It?

One of my first blogs for Global Expats, a little over 8 years ago, was titled Spain – Que Vamos Hacer, comparing the “Que vamos hacer” phenomenon in Spain with the “Que pena contigo” phenomenon in...

Feminism and the Enemy Within

One of the most common used criteria in ‘measuring’ women’s battle for equality, is in counting the number of women who hold high-level positions in the private and public sector. The problem with this, is...

Backlash to Feminism in the West and in the Press

The media and press are filled with news stories about ‘honor killings’ in India and the Muslim world, denouncing the ‘backlash’ from men who are working to undermine the women’s rights movements in...

Why the Cock-Bird Can Feather His Nest

One of the most vociferous proponents of women’s rights in the past few decades has been the American presidential contender, Hillary Clinton – with the Clinton Foundation promising to “lift millions of...

The Secret to Successful Networking

Networking websites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Womenalia, and many others on the Internet have brought much attention to the existence and importance of networking; with some people even contending that...

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...