#Girlboss Radio: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO of New America

The author, academic and former politico on life, work, and the pursuit of not having it all.

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When she landed her Washington dream job as the first (damn right!) female Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department, Anne-Marie Slaughter left her tenured gig at Princeton, her two teenaged sons and husband for a weekly commute to D.C. Cue long hours, an inflexible work schedule, and missing some key formative years in her kids’ lives, along with a good thing: one of The Atlantic’s most¬†read articles in its history, Why Women Still Can’t Have it All, which Slaughter wrote based on those very same experiences. She carried that conversation through in her book,¬†Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, and Family (catch the paperback, which is out now). Listen on as the current CEO of New America talks to Sophia about the importance of work-life balance, working under Secretary Clinton, not leaving school until her 30s, and how learning to assert yourself starts with an empty room.