Mommy Wars Editor Leslie Morgan Steiner to Speak at Stillman School Forum
Leslie Morgan Steiner will speak at the Stillman School of Businesson March 28 as part of the School's "Women Supporting Women" springforum.
The Stillman School of Business welcomes Leslie Morgan Steiner, M.B.A., editor of Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28,in Jubilee Hall Atrium.
Steiner's appearance is part of the Stillman School's "Women Supporting Women" spring forum in celebration of National Women's History Month.
Steiner is the editor of the recently published Mommy Wars:Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives,Their Families
Published this month, Mommy Wars — a collection of 26 essays written byreal mothers, ranging in age from 25 to 72, about their lives, their families and their lifestyle choices — offers an intimate portrait of motherhood today. The book features women who have been home with the kids from day one, mothers who shuttle from full-time office jobs to part-time at-home work and hard-driving executive moms who put in70-hour-plus weeks.
The book is already receiving lots of publicity. Steiner was recently interviewed by BusinessWeek and appeared on the March 13 Today Show.
Steiner, an advertising executive at the Washington Post and a mother of three, has herself struggled with the question of staying at home or returning to work — hence the genesis of Mommy Wars.
"We all need other moms regardless of our personal decisions about working or staying home. There are no easy answers, but sharing our struggles helps," says Steiner. "On good days I no longer feel alone in my quest to balance work and family. There are millions of women inAmerica keeping me company as I fight my internal mommy war, and very good company they are."
A 1992 Wharton graduate with an MBA in marketing, Steiner now works at the Washington Post as an advertising executive.
A reception and book signing will follow Steiner's address, duringwhich time the University community, alumni and friends can converse and network over light refreshments.
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