The Real Impact of Babies on Career Success
Date(s) - 28 Feb 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Jamie Ladge will lead a discussion about research on how women begin to construct and react to images of possible multiple selves as professionals and mothers during the liminal period of pregnancy. Her research makes a contribution to identity transition scholarship by introducing and exploring the intricacies of cross-domain identity transitions which are defined as those identity transitions that occur when an individual’s established work identity must be adapted in order to integrate with a change in a non-work identity (e.g. becoming a mother). Her research also contributes to work-family scholarship by demonstrating how women begin to experience and address inherent conflicts and enrichment between their maternal and professional identities during pregnancy, long before a child is born.