Gender Equality

Work life balance beyond the glass ceiling

Paula Ruiz Rorres

Balancing work and private life is not an easy task for European workers in general, let alone female professionals and managers. Often, they are forced to choose between the pursuit of a potentially good career, which would mean either giving up on maternity in the hope of, at best, attaining a position on a board of directors – something which is very unlikely – or alternatively settling down to have a family, thereby accepting that the only option open to them will be an average job whilst they try to juggle work and family life.