‘Can you really have it all?’

PULSE Magazine

May 3rd, 2013 by 

In an article in PULSE Magazine, Megan Fox-Kelly, associate chaplain and director of retreats at the College of the Holy Cross, discussed her recent participation in a panel titled “Measuring Success: Women, Work and Family in the 21st Century,” which took place at the College on Feb. 17. Other panelists included Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fidelity Investments’ senior vice president Sheila Cavanaugh ’81.

“It was a wonderful evening,” said Fox-Kelly. “The audience shared how challenging the situation can be, as well as what workplaces can do to be supportive.” At the panel, topics that arose included access to affordable and dependable childcare, the necessity of connection between school and work, and supportive workplaces. Then, reflecting on her balancing of family and work, Fox-Kelly said, “I try to be flexible and creative on how and where my work is done. And workplaces need to be supportive of women having families.”

The panel was a part of the College’s 40th anniversary of women celebration, a series of events throughout the 2012-13 academic year commemorating the moment in 1972 when the College opened its doors to women students for the first time.

“I feel hopeful,” Fox-Kelly said, remarking on the future of women at work. “The conversation has been started. There will be a lot of changes that need to take place, but I feel those changes will take place over time.”

This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.

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