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Getting to 50/50: How working parents can have it all

Sharon Meers, Joanna Strober

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Prose: non-fiction, Advice on parenting, Self-help & personal development

The road map to a great career, a good marriage and a happy family. With a foreword by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the bestselling Lean In.

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers with five young children between them who believe that everyone wins when men are full parents and women have full careers. They know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally: your spouse.

What's the starting point An attitude shift that puts you and your partner on the road to 50/50. Here are real world solutions for parents who want to get ahead in their careers and still get to their children's football matches and school plays; strategies for working mothers facing gender bias in the workplace; advice to fathers new to the home front; and tips for finding 50/50 solutions to deal with issues of money, time, and much more.

From "baby boot camp" for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating leave with the boss, this savvy book offers confidence through fresh ideas for today's families.Getting to 50/50 presents a compelling case that making it possible for parents to mix professional achievement and family life can strengthen their families.

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Sharon Meers

Joanna Strober is Managing Director of a fund investing in private partnerships at Sterling Stamos, an investment firm in Silicon Valley, and the founder of the ''working stiffs'' mom's group. As one of the few females in private equity in Silicon Valley, Strober has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for launching several well-known companies.

Sharon Meers leads global business development and sales for X.commerce, the open commerce platform of eBay, helping merchants grow with better technology. Formerly, Meers was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where she worked for 16 years and was co-chair of the Women's Network in the Investment Management Division. She and her husband founded the Partners for Parity at Stanford Business School and the Dual-Career Initiative at Harvard.

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