Rewriting the Rules of the Workplace

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Each year, millions of highly skilled women across the United States step off their career tracks. But what many of them don’t know is how hard it can be to get back on that track, despite their talent and ambition.

A new study shows that there are many reasons why such a high percentage of women take career “off ramps.” But, as long as the American corporate world considers working women as men with skirts, little has and will change to reverse the female brain drain in the workplace.

Hear about the latest trends in and the future of women’s presence in the workplace.


Sylvia Ann Hewlett, president of The Center for Work-Life Policy in New York and co-author of “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success” in Harvard Business Review

Victoria Budson, founding executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Lisa Kennedy, partner at Ernst & Young’s assurance practice