We want to hear what you think about this article. Wednesday 15 May Suddenly, finally, the penny dropped. Learn more. Men have, of course, become much more involved parents over the past couple of decades, and that, too, suggests broad support for big changes in the way we balance work and family. Practising both methodologies regularly makes me uniquely positioned to understand when one works better than the other.
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Yet the decision to step down from a position of power—to value family over professional advancement, even for a time—is directly at odds with the prevailing social pressures on career professionals in the United States. Jack Lew, the two-time director of the Office of Management and Budget, former deputy secretary of state for management and resources, and now White House chief of staff, is a case in point. Rediscovering the Pursuit of Happiness One of the most complicated and surprising parts of my journey out of Washington was coming to grips with what I really wanted. Try as I might, we can think of no reason why this myth should ever have arisen. Sign in Get started. The rest of the foreign-policy world is not much better; Micah Zenko, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently surveyed the best data he could find across the government, the military, the academy, and think tanks, and found that women hold fewer than 30 percent of the senior foreign-policy positions in each of these institutions. I am well aware that the majority of American women face problems far greater than any discussed in this article.