234139 Does career advancement mean being alone? Challenges professional women face in personal relationships

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stacey B. Plichta, ScD , CUNY School of Public Health, at Hunter College, New York, NY
Professonal advancement may come at great personal cost for women. Women who are in intimate relationships prior to earning advanced degrees and/or advancing at work may find that their new accomplishments pose a challenge to their relationships. Breakups and divorces have been known to result when the power differential in a relationship changes. Women who are not in an intimate relationship may find that having an advanced degree intimidates or puts off potential partners. These issues may be compounded by issues of culture, race, class and sexual orientation. Little definitive work has been conducted in this area. This round-table seeks to open a discussion among professional women to discuss these issues. An open-discussion with semi-structured questions to facilitate discussion will be conducted.

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the challenges of building a meaningful personal life while advancing professionally.

Keywords: Career Development, Women

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the area of women's health for over 15 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.