‘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.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News, News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
12/19/14 Sociology Professor Offers Voice for Those With Alzheimer’s Disease
12/19/14 2014: Year in Review
12/19/14 Kiplinger’s Ranks Holy Cross No. 27 ‘Best Value’ Liberal Arts College
12/18/14 College Community Joins Together to Listen, Learn, Converse in Solidarity
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Christmastime at Holy Cross is a Sight to See

Watch Video >
See video
Video: What is CreateLab?

Watch Video >
See video
Student Video Profile: Oswaldo Subillaga ’16

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

12/22/2014

'Get Fit with the Crusaders Day'

See More >
12/30/2014

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Yale University

See More >
12/31/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Boston University

See More >
01/02/2015

Men's Ice Hockey vs. United States Air Force Academy

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

12/19/14

Kiplinger’s Ranks Holy Cross No. 27 ‘Best Value’ Liberal Arts College

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked the College of the Holy Cross No. 27 among all liberal arts colleges and No. 45 overall among all colleges in the country...

12/17/14

‘Pakistan School Attack: The Symbolism Is Unmistakable’

In his debut piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, writes about the symbolism in the...

11/19/14

‘Remembering The Jesuits Whose Murders Brought An End To Salvadoran Civil War’

WBUR

WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, reported from San Salvador, El Salvador, during the commemoration of six Jesuit priests murdered by the Salvadoran army 25 years ago in the...