Live Webinar

Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving

November 14, 2023
01:00pm to 02:00pm ET

The work-family conflict that mothers experience today is a national crisis. Women struggle to balance breadwinning with the bulk of parenting, and stress is constant. Social policies don’t help. Of all Western industrialized countries, the United States ranks dead last for supportive work-family policies: No federal paid parental leave. The highest gender wage gap. No minimum standard for vacation and sick days. The highest maternal and child poverty rates. Can American women look to European policies for solutions? Sociologist Caitlyn Collins will share insights from her first book, Making Motherhood Work, which draws on interviews that she conducted over five years with 135 middle-class working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. She explores how women navigate work and family given the different policy supports available in each country.

Continuing Education Credits:

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU from The International Coaching Federation (ICF) (.25 Core Competency and .75 Resource Development), National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), EMCC Global, Association for Coaching and Wellcoaches. In order to receive credit you must attend live and complete a survey after the webinar (emailed the day after the webinar). Watching a recording will not qualify you for CEUs.

Meet Our Speaker

Caitlyn Collins is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Equity Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies gender inequality in the workplace and family life. Caitlyn has given dozens of talks about her award-winning book, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving (Princeton University Press, 2019), to audiences across the United States and internationally.