News : Sometimes a woman can ‘have it all’

Aug 14, 2012

Published in the Exeter Patch

By Heikki Perry

EXETER — In an article titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” in The Atlantic, author Anne-Marie Slaughter, a Princeton academic, writes that she left a high-ranking State Department job to rejoin her family after concluding that “juggling high-level government work with the needs of two teenage boys was not possible.” And the article’s subtitle does not mince words: “It’s time to stop fooling ourselves … the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed.”

That’s what Exeter resident Lynne Ganley, a former teacher with a master’s degree in education, discovered for herself — that while she wasn’t superhuman or rich, she was able to start a self-employed career that allows her to also be at home with her kids and still make money. And her message to other women is that they can do so, too.

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