Can women in PR have it all?

Inspired by The Atlantic‘s wildly popular cover story this month, ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,’ the author explains what it takes for women in the fast-paced world of public relations to thrive at work and have time for a life at home.

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Call it the war on women. Call it women can’t have it all. Call it the mommy wars. Call it what you like. But it feels like we’ve digressed 50 years in the past six months.

I travel for work. A ton. I think I’m on my 15th week in a row of travel with another eight to go before I spend one full week at home. And you know what I see? Men. Lots and lots of men.

I see them in the expert security lines. I see them getting on the plane first because of their status. I see them sitting in first class. I see them at the rental car facilities. I see them everywhere. And, every once in a while, a woman stands out from the crowd. Not because she’s dressed sharp or is attractive, but because she’s one in a sea of hundreds of men.

Don’t get me wrong. I love men. But it sure would be nice to see more women on the road.

The women having it all debate

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