Mommy Track


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Mommy Track

A path in one's career in which one has little chance of advancement. The term implies that because one prioritizes family obligations over work obligations, one is unlikely to receive promotions or major responsibilities. See also: Career-limiting move.
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And if other women were more willing to take up the battle that Schwartz has begun--a more prosaic battle than the one that emerges from Backlash, but one far more likely to improve the quality of women's lives--then maybe getting off the mommy track won't be quite as difficult for this year's Smith graduates as it has been in the past.
Such seminal ideas as disruptive technologies, the balanced scorecard, reengineering, core competencies, what is popularly known as "the Mommy Track," and the five forces of competitive strategy were first published in HBR.
And, since I've dropped the ball on some of my personal goals, and statistics show a female predilection for interrupting the career path with the mommy track, I've decided to list them anyway.
When Felice Schwartz concocted the Mommy Track, the real story was how few professional women wanted to get on it.
But, as US News & World reports in its September 3rd cover story, The New Mommy Track, fewer women are returning to the kind of work schedule that women faced in the 1980s and 90s.
The agreement will also allow for the selling of Cenuco's Mommy Track home monitoring software as well.