September 5, 2003
The Facts of Life for an Administrator and a Mother
The biological aspects of motherhood are not going to change. But what is changing -- and growing -- is the number of women in administrative positions at colleges and universities. It is crucial, therefore, that higher-education administration become a gender-neutral environment, where the facts and necessities of motherhood can be easily blended into the work routine.
My moment of epiphany came when I was sitting in an academic council meeting late in the summer of 1996.