Tough choices for women in business

Elizabeth Rieke, the current senior director of brand strategy at Gap Inc, is being forced to reassess her position at the group following the birth of her second child due to the fashion chain’s employment policy.

by Tuck School of Business
Last Updated: 23 Jul 2013

Speaking at a recent Women in Business conference at the Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth in the U.S, Rieke explained that because Gap now requires all of its high-ranking employees to work fulltime, she has to choose whether to stay on, or to look for a job that provides more convenient working hours.

It is a choice few, if any, of her male colleagues will have to make.

Rieke was speaking at the Make It Happen conference, which was attended by more than 200 delegates, made up mainly of current students, alumnae and some 60 potential applicants to the business school.

The event was aimed at both showcasing Tuck and encouraging women to use MBAs as a way of acquiring new skills and opening doors. It was sponsored by Women in Business at Tuck.

http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu
Review by Deborah Bonnello

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