Episode 42: Michelle Travis: The Connection Between Gender Equity at Work and Home

Gender role stereotypes are often learned at a young age. How can we disrupt gender stereotypes in order to create a more equitable world? Michelle Travis returns to the podcast to discuss how gender stereotypes and bias shape gendered education decisions, career paths and conceptions of leadership and how they connect to gendered interactions at work. To help disrupt the formation of these stereotypes, she wrote the children’s book “My Mom Has Two Jobs,” which celebrates working moms for both the unpaid work of parenting and their contributions to the paid-labor force, showing women in a diverse range of career roles. Michelle also shares tips for fathers to help normalize the idea of being a working dad, reminding us that parenting is work and a labor of love for both genders. Pour yourself something refreshing and join this important conversation.

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About Michelle Travis

My Mom Has Two Jobs

Fathering Together

Gender Advocacy

Actions for Advocates

Prior episode with Michelle Travis