Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated Fields

A recent study revealed that Mothers were 52 percent more likely than other women to leave their jobs if they worked a 50-hour work week or more, but only in male-dominated fields. The "Lean In" ideas of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the challenges facing tech leaders like Marissa Mayer at Yahoo have been much discussed topics over the last few months, but some voices have been lost in the conversation. In this series, we mine the wisdom of mothers who have bucked the odds and found success in an all-male world and who aren't selling advice books.

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    May 9, 2013
    Rochelle James is a proud union electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. She is a single mom whose challenges to make life and career go smoothl...
  • Karen Peetz on Breaking the Glass Ceiling

    May 8, 2013
    All this week we're talking to women and mothers about the real struggles of making a full life fit into a career or vice versa. At home Karen Peetz is a mother of two, and at work sh...
  • Judy Woodruff Once Thought She Could Do it All

    May 7, 2013
    All this week we're talking to women and mothers who have harnessed smarts, spirit, and self-awareness to break into male-dominated careers and rise to the top. Judy Woodruff has cove...