Never has there been a better time to be a working woman. The law generally protects us from discrimination and harassment, and opportunities abound. Yet somehow, it still remains very difficult to be a woman with professional aspirations. More specifically, it is remarkably hard for a woman who seeks both career and family to achieve both while maintaining stability and happiness.

This is evidenced in part by the unending litany of magazine articles about “having it all” and establishing work-life balance. But it’s also evidenced by the numbers.

As authors with such varying opinions as Kay Hymowitz and Hanna Rosin point out, women are thriving academically and professionally in the new century.

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