Over Half of Working Moms Find Work-Life Balance Overwhelming

Over Half of Working Moms Find Work-Life Balance Overwhelming

Working moms are conflicted.

So says a recent survey and infographic from TheLadders, which spoke to 250 working moms about the most valued aspects of their jobs, how motherhood affects their relationships with co-workers and the struggle for work-life balance.


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We've written before about the elusive work-life balance and whether it actually exists, spurred on by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's admission that she leaves work at 5:30 p.m. to have dinner with her children. Over half (55%) of the moms surveyed agree: The struggle for work-life balance can be overwhelming.

At Forbes, CEO of Palo Alto software and mom of three Sabrina Parsons writes about the "Mommy Track," and how her search for flexibility on the job became easier as she became more senior. She's not alone in valuing flexibility on the job: 44% of moms surveyed agreed that it was the most important part of their working lives.

For more of their insights, see the infographic below.


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