I’ve written before about why I believe results-only work environments (ROWE) have the potential to transform the workplace for the better, not just for moms and dads, but for anyone who wants to be great at their job and still have a life. Now I’m excited to announce that the folks at ROWE have a new […]


In Maxed Out, I pepper you with statistics about how the U.S. lags behind most of the developed world when it comes to support for working parents. But that doesn’t mean life is perfect in those other places, either. The letter below is from a mom of two named Susana. She works in Human Resources […]


Many of us find a traditional career path to be stifling, especially after we have kids, and the number of hours we can toil away at the office becomes more limited. The happiest women I know are the ones who either work part-time or are self-employed. My friend Laura Scholes is no exception. Laura is […]


Who needs to “lean forward”

by Katrina on January 28, 2013

Hello! I’m still here. I’ve been working on something that I’m really excited about, and plan to share with you soon. In the meantime, check out this great column by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times: She’s (Rarely) the Boss It’s about the lack of women in the halls of power (for example, only […]


Girls Rule.

by Katrina on November 15, 2012

Cross-posted on The Huffington Post Ladies, we are having a very good year. This election, a record number of women—binders and binders full of them—ran for office, and…best of all…won. In the new Congress, we will have 20 female Senators, up from 17. We will have the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin, in Wisconsin. […]


The pregnant CEO

by Katrina on July 19, 2012

By now you’ve heard that the new CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, also happens to be six months pregnant with her first child. I’ve been torn between two reactions: 1. Dang! That is so cool! 2. She’s only taking “a few weeks” maternity leave? OK, I will try to suspend my disbelief. Maybe that will […]


My advice to women who give advice to women

by Katrina on July 2, 2012

Cross-posted from The Huffington Post. By now, you’ve probably either read or read about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic essay in which she recounts from personal experience why she believes women cannot “have it all” and calls on all of us to recognize the conditions that must change to make it possible for women to thrive in […]


40 hours, 40 years

by Katrina on March 27, 2012

The number 40 has been on my mind a lot lately. For one thing, I’m turning 40 this week. You would think I’d have had ample time to prepare for this milestone, but somehow it snuck up on me like the Norwegian rat that once scampered across my kitchen floor at 6 o’clock in the […]


BlogHer? I barely know her.

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by Katrina on August 15, 2011

Last week I attended my first BlogHer conference, in San Diego. It was a trip. Thousands of women in cute summer dresses and shimmering lip gloss descended on the convention center ready to learn and network and maybe even pick up a new product sponsor. (Something about big groups of women makes me self-conscious about […]


The perfect brain

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by Katrina on November 2, 2010

Until I had kids, I was pretty happy with my brain. It got good grades in school, held its own in an argument, memorized lines in plays, and the year I lived in Chile, it learned Spanish. It was capable of empathy, which made it easy for me to make friends. It could fall in […]