Myra Strober

Sharing the Work: How Partners Can Balance Family and Careers

Myra Strober

Talk: Sharing the Work: How Partners Can Balance Family and Careers

Myra Strober stopped by the Googleplex to talk about what it means for partners to be fully committed to two careers, overcoming challenges, and striving for balance. As a labor economist and Professor Emerita at the School of Education at Stanford University, Myra's research and consulting has focused on gender issues at the workplace, and work and family. She is the author of numerous articles on occupational segregation, women in the professions and management, the economics of childcare, feminist economics and the teaching of economics. How in sync are you and your partner when it comes to your kids and careers? Find out!

Myra Strober

Myra Strober is a labor economist. She is Professor (Emerita) at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (by courtesy). She is the coauthor of The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan (MIT Press).

Sharing the Work

Strober's generous memoir captures the spirit of a revolution lived fully, from her Brooklyn childhood (and her shock at age twelve when she's banished to the women's balcony at shul) to her groundbreaking Stanford seminar on women and work. Strober's interest in women and work began when she saw her mother's frustration at the limitations of her position as a secretary.

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