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Author Speaks with Students, Alumni On Balancing Work and Family Life

Author Christine Brown-Quinn listens to a student's question.

Christine Brown-Quinn, MBA, ’92, author of Step Aside Super WomanCareer & Family is for Any Woman, spoke on April 20 with an intimate group of students and alumni about the challenge of balancing professional and family life. The event was co-sponsored by the GWSB Office of Alumni Relations, the student chapters of GW Women in Business, The National Association of Women MBAs and the newly formed United Women in Business (UWIB), which is composed of recent GWSB alumnae.  On her first return to campus since graduation, Quinn told the group, “It feels like I am coming home.” Quinn facilitated a dialogue with attendees, fielding their questions and sharing her experience on building a career while balancing the challenges of managing a family.


“Christine was absolutely incredible; I was blown away by her seven tips for a great career,” said GWSB alumna and UWIB co-founder Betsy Smith, BBA, ’09. “I especially appreciated her emphasis on not allowing yourself to opt out of professional and personal opportunities because the path seems difficult.  She encouraged us to believe in the power of problem solving noting that with adjustments here and there, we don’t have to say no to the good stuff that comes our way.”

Quinn is the founder of The Female Capitalist, a consulting agency that assists organizations in reaping the full benefits of female talent.  “You don’t have to be “Superwoman,” but you still have to work hard at both sides of life,” Quinn said.  For more on Brown-Quinn, visit her website.

Posted by gwsb on April 21, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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