"Lots of excellent advice for women facing different career stages."--BusinessWeek
"Mason and Ekman's book is an interesting look at the real challenges that mothers face in balancing work and family in a variety of professions."--National Review
"Finally a book that makes crystal clear the road ahead for women. Mothers on the Fast Track beautifully lays out the next steps for the smartest female brains to lead the nation."-- Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain
"Mothers on the Fast Track is must reading for professional women starting families, second chapters or simply trying to break through to the next level. As the demands of parenting and the workplace have intensified, we're searching more than ever for the right work-family balance. Now Mary Ann Mason and her daughter Eve have produced an indispensable guide and realistic cost-benefit analysis of motherhood and women's careers."--Lynn Povich, Former Editor-in-Chief of Working Woman magazine
"What an excellent book! What makes the book so powerful is the personal stories, gleaned from what must have been hundreds of interviews with women in American society. Mothers on the Fast Track made me think; and, most often, find validation of what I have seen in the lives of my wife, five sisters, and ten nieces."--Tom Campbell, Dean, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
"Compared to her sisters of the l960s, the fast track mom of today has it made -- the new man at home, big opportunities at work, wider supports in place. True? Or, as Mason and Ekman warn us, false. Standards of motherhood have risen, they point out, and moral support declined. But, we can beat --and improve --the new odds, and this useful, timely and wonderfully warm book shows how."--Arlie Hochschild, author of The Second Shift and The Time Bind
"Why can't privileged women on the fast track crack the glass ceiling? This mother-daughter team offers a compelling and provocative explanation, helping us understand why all women face gender inequality once they enter the labor force, and even more - what we can do about it."--Ruth Rosen, author of The World Split Open
About the Author
Mary Ann Mason is the first woman to be appointed Graduate Dean at University of California, Berkeley. A former lawyer, she can speak from personal experience about the struggle to balance family responsibilities and a fast-track career. A national expert on child custody issues, Mason is author of From Father's Property to Children's Rights, The Custody Wars, and The Equality Trap.
Eve Mason Ekman is a medical social worker in the San Francisco County General Hospital Emergency room and also curates art exhibits locally and nationally. She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of California where she was the editor, founder and art director of an interdisciplinary publication between the schools of Journalism and Social Welfare.