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Monday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ok, Women Can't Have It All, but Maybe No One Can

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Anne-Marie Slaughter writes an open letter stating she never felt she could manage her job and have a healthy family life. Marissa Mayer becomes CEO of Yahoo! and announces she's pregnant and working through maternity leave. Sheryl Sandberg gains attention with a somewhat contradictory suggestion that women need to step up, not take no for an answer, and work harder.
Work-life balance has been a major topic of discussion recently, but the focus has been primarily on women.
However, there's been little talk about the general culture in the start-up/technology/Silicon Valley-ish spaces, where people swear you only need two hours of sleep a night, that you’re supposed to feel burnt out or you aren’t working hard enough.
It's become a competition, and an unhealthy one. But it's unhealthy for everyone, man or woman. Is it that everyone doesn't understand or accept the value of work-life balance?
Do we need to change this perception of how to be successful for everyone?
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Jesse Draper

CEO/HostValley Girl IncJesse Draper is creator and host of “The Valley Girl Show” and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. She has produced and distributed over 200 interviews with some of the greatest minds in business, entertainment, government and technology including; Ted Turner, Mark... Read More →
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Nicole Glaros

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Sr EditorForbes

Monday March 11, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom

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