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Womenomics by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman

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Erin clicks SEND on her last e-mail of the day, stretches her legs, and checks her watch. Relief and anticipation flood through her. She’s right on schedule—half an hour to pack up, grab a Diet Coke, and reach her son’s baseball practice at four o’clock. She relishes these afternoons with him, and arrives at seven in the morning on Thursdays, just to be sure she’ll be out the door on time. And then she often finishes up any remaining work she has left in the evenings—from home. A trade well worth the extra hours, Erin shrugs, as she gets her papers together. Her boss says he doesn’t mind, as long as it’s only once a week. She rubs her head. Did he seem put out last week when she reminded him she’d miss an afternoon meeting? ...

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