On June 9, 1 Million for Work Flexibility teamed up with 1MFWF supporters ThirdPath Institute and City Dads Group to co-host a special Father’s Day-themed “Thursday with ThirdPath” event featuring scholar, international lawyer, foreign policy analyst, and thought-leader Anne-Marie Slaughter.

In 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped inspire countless conversations at news desks and dinner tables across the country about “having it all,” gender, caregiving, and work.

In Slaughter’s most recent book, Unfinished Business, Women Men Work Family, she continues her fight for big ideas: the belief that caregiving is as important as breadwinning, that we need to bring men into caregiving work, and that we need to change today’s workplaces to support more flexibility for all. In short, her book advocates that, “We can renew America, in line with the best of our history and ourselves, as a country that values work and family equally and enables its citizens to live full and happy lives.”

This event focused on how we can shift the work and family narrative to include men and women in both corners, by valuing both care and competition, home and career, in a way that benefits us all.

Download the event slides and handout.

About Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise with offices in Washington and New York. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position.

Anne-Marie has written or edited seven books, including most recently Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (2015), and over 100 scholarly articles.

Anne-Marie received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard. She is married to Princeton Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.

About Jessica DeGroot

Jessica DeGroot, president and founder of ThirdPath Institute, is passionately committed to helping men and women ­as parents and leaders­ create an integrated approach to work and life where they have time for work, love, and play! Jessica and the ThirdPath community provide coaching, training, and workbooks to individuals and families looking for new and better ways to balance work and life. In addition, they work with leaders who want to follow integrated career paths ­not only does this help leaders create more satisfying solutions, it also helps them become role models for everyone around them.

Jessica and ThirdPath Institute have been featured in many publications including Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Working Mother, The Sunday New York Times Magazine, and Fast Company.  Jessica received her MBA from the Wharton School, where she was co-founder of the Wharton Work/Life Roundtable. Jessica and her husband live in Philadelphia and continue to practice an integrated approach to work and life even now with two grown children.

About Matt Schneider

Matt Schneider is the co-founder of City Dads Group, a dynamic and diverse community of nearly 6,000 fathers in 23 cities across the United States. Matt works with reporters, brands, and entertainment outfits to encourage more accurate and positive portrayals of fathers and fatherhood in media and advertising. He also hosts the Modern Dads Podcast, a bi-weekly show featuring authors, journalists, and top parenting experts. Matt lives in New York City with his wife and two boys.

About Emma Plumb

Emma Plumb is a passionate advocate for improving the way that work gets done through increased flexibility. As Director of the 1 Million for Work Flexibility movement, Emma is committed to helping ensure the benefits of work flex are recognized and adopted on a broad scale. A graduate of Stanford University (BS/MA), she lives in Connecticut with her husband and young daughter.

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