Event Information

Date & Time
January 13, 2011 -
4:15pm to 5:45pm
Oak Room, Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Dr
94305 Stanford

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Switch Hitting: How Women's Soaring Economic Power is Changing Men and Fatherhood


The Winter 2011 Event Series continues with journalists and authors Christine Larson and Jeremy Smith. Women now represent half the U.S. workforce: While many struggles remain, it’s clear that most women have learned to switch hit—to play equally well in the workforce as in the family. Men, however, are only just starting to swing for the home team, taking on greater family responsibilities. Jeremy Adam Smith, author "The Daddy Shift", and Christine Larson, co-author of "Influence", explore why the next step in the gender revolution is up to men--and how they can be mobilized for work-family balance. Jeremy Adam Smith is a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford and author of "The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family". Christine Larson is a visiting lecturer in communication and co-author, with Maddy Dychtwald, of "Influence: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Change Our World for the Better". This event will be filmed and edited for viewing at a later date.