Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Working Moms in Their Own Words

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Working Moms in Their Own Words

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"Your success at juggling family and career really depends on your department and the culture of your department. There are so many women with children in my department - so many successful women - that I feel I really have a lot of support. Besides, Black women have done harder jobs with more children. I definitely feel that it may be hard, it may be challenging, but it's doable."

- Dr. Lisa Woolfork, assistant professor of English, University of Virginia, is facing her third-year review. She is married with a 3-year-- old son.

I was thinking about (a postdoc at) Sloan-Kettering, but the lab was one of those where people yell at you and think you should work 21 hours out of 24 and steep in the lab. So I asked this one woman there how it was, and instead of answering, she asked me 'Do you want to have kids?' She said, 'I have a daughter and you're expected to be here all the time.' So basically she never saw her daughter - she would just run home, feed her, get her in bed and run back. …

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