(PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober, co-authors of Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All, were featured in the Chicago Tribune in an article exploring why childcare shouldn't just be a mother's responsibility. The piece was sparked by a survey of the best states for working mothers, which didn't take into account the effects of childcare on working fathers and/or their children.
Meers and Strober were quoted as working parent experts, saying "When both spouses work, there are two backs to carry the financial load — and less stress on both of you. If you parent equally, you have the best salve for the agitation of child rearing — companionship." They explain that parents and children are both better off when childcare is a shared responsibility.
Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober will also be speaking on how to thrive as a working parent on May 27 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, from 5:30-7pm.
Getting to 50/50 (also available in audio)
A game-changing read that’s set to do for the cultural dialogue around working families what Lean In did for working women. In Getting to 50/50, Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober share personal stories, compelling social science and a practical roadmap to help women - and men - stay engaged with their kids without sacrificing their careers. Getting to 50/50 offers encouragement, hope, and confidence to any parent who has ever questioned their choices regarding career and family.
Sharon Meers is the coauthor of Getting to 50/50, now out in paperback. Find her online at @Gettingto50_50, Getting to 50/50 Facebook, and http://www.gettingto5050.com. Currently, Sharon is the Head of Magento Enterprise Strategy, which is part of eBay Inc., a global commerce and payments leader. Formerly, Sharon was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.
Joanna Strober is the Founder and CEO of Kurbo, an online company developing a platform and tools to help fight and prevent childhood obesity. Formerly, she was a direct venture capital investor and private equity investor for over 20 years.
Sharon and Joanna both live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their husbands and children.