Whenever one studies women´s work or professional career a constant that appears regularly is the weight it has, for their environment and for themselves, the traditional female role in the distribution of household tasks and care duties. It is often the reason that before emerges as a difficulty to overcome in order to achieve or maintain "professional success" or "break the glass ceiling". Of course, research on gender gap in use of time shows clearly how women, in fact, are much more busy and involved in her traditional tasks than men. This tension between productive / reproductive work is often also expressed by women as a source of anxiety meanwhile few men report that feeling.
We are interested in this heading to know how our mirrors have managed this balance, how they refer to it and, from this point of view, in what kind of environment have they developed their career.
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