Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood
Real Mothers. Real Careers. Real Conflict.
Trying to strike the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching issues facing women today. In Torn, forty-six women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work, and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds. The stories in the collection offer hope and inspiration, but they also reveal the messy realities of modern motherhood and life’s inevitable crises, both small and large: from breast pump mishaps to battles with cancer; diaper blowouts to debilitating depression; competitive cupcake baking to coming home from war. In the end, the reader can take comfort in the knowledge that there is no perfect mother; nor is there a perfect balance when it comes to kids and career. The real challenge facing women today is not juggling their many roles, but realigning their expectations of what is possible and accepting that success does not equal “doing it all.”
Geek Girl Rising: Unleashing the Power of Women in Tech
Geek Girl Rising: Unleashing the Power of Women in Tech (St. Martin’s Press, Spring 2017) will introduce readers to the women who aren’t asking for permission to change the face of the technology industry. They’re going for it, attempting to diversify the landscape of Silicon Valley and beyond on their own terms, and in the process, disrupting business as usual. Co-authors Heather Cabot and Samantha Parent capture the stories of this new guard of women in tech– women who are starting and investing in companies, leading engineering teams, and creating opportunities for the next generation.