Calling all ladies….

Some friends of the blog from down South reached out to me for help and I think some of my readers may be interested.  Let’s give a hand to the fine folks at the University of Georgia for all the studying and hard work they are doing!  There are several issues that are near and dear to my heart and naturally, women’s issues are one of them.  And I think women getting educated is very important.  I also think a woman (like myself) should always try to help a younger woman starting out in her career.  Be a mentor.  Provide advice.  And so on.  So when I heard from a young female graduate student about a research project she was working on, I couldn’t say no.  What can I say?

The Psychology and Women’s Studies department at the University of Georgia is doing a research project entitled ‘Understanding Career Breaks’ and they need participants.  That is where you come in, dear readers.  They need you to participate.  Here are the details: They are looking for women who voluntarily left their jobs for one year or more to complete an online questionnaire about their experiences. Participants who are eligible may fall into one or more of the following categories:

– stay at home moms or caregivers
– women looking to re-enter the workforce
– those who have taken a substantial break from their jobs and returned

So please click on the link if you are interested in participating in this study  The lab conducts research on work-family conflict and women’s issues at work, so click here if you want to learn more:

This won’t take much time and I think it is for a good cause.  Support an educational project.  Keep women’s issues a priority. Keep on keeping on.  In the words of the author Isabel Allende,  “I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.”  That is a pretty lofty goal, but it sure sounds good to me!


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