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Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-career households. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. You can have a great career, a great marriage, and be a great mother. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally—the man you married.

After interviewing hundreds of parents and employers, surveying more than a thousand working mothers, and combing through the latest government and social science research, the authors have discovered that kids, husbands, and wives all reap huge benefits when couples commit to share equally as breadwinners and caregivers. Mothers work without guilt, fathers bond with their kids, and children blossom with the attention of two involved parents.

The starting point? An attitude shift that puts you on the road to 50/50—plus the positive step-by-step advice in this book.

From “baby boot camp” for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book is full of fresh ideas for today’s families offering encouragement, hope, and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Don’t believe the myths about women and work—this advice will benefit you now and in the future.”

    Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

  • “Once in a rare while, a book comes along and changes the entire nature of the discussion. If Getting to 50/50 doesn’t spark a revolution in work/life balance, I don’t know what will.”

    Deborah Copaken Kogan, New York Times bestselling author

  • Getting to 50/50 builds on what the latest research tells us: that children can thrive with two working parents and that fathers and mothers play equally important roles. I wish this book had existed when I was raising young daughters.”

    Kathleen McCartney, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • “The authors argue that everyone—children, parents, society, even the workplace—benefits when spouses share parenting and wage-earning responsibilities. Their sensible suggestions will be valuable to couples anticipating sharing family and career responsibilities. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Sharon Meers leads global business development and sales for X.commerce, the open commerce platform of eBay, helping merchants grow with better technology. Formerly, Meers was a managing director at Goldman Sachs and was cochair of the Women’s Network in the Investment Management Division. She and her husband founded the Partners for Parity at Stanford Business School and the Dual-Career Initiative at Harvard.