I love Janet Austin CEO of YWCA and universal child care

Janet Austin is so smart. When recently asked why women can’t seem to get ahead she said that there are lots of great and well-educated women out there. But they are under-employed. In her opinion (which I share) we we create conditions that make it difficult (I say impossible) for these women to use their education and brilliance. As she says (and I agree) one significant factor that keeps women out of paid-work is the fact that we have no universal high-quality affordable child care system, like in Quebec. As I say, when the cost of my nanny is more than my take-home pay its hard to rationalize staying in a paid career. [Source: Vancouver Sun 12 December 12]

 

 

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