Career Stages

Activity Description:


To understand forces influencing women’s career decisions and repercussions of those decisions


Identify a woman in your life who you are interested in interviewing about her career path.

Prepare interview questions designed to stimulate a discussion regarding different career stages she has experienced and where she is at this point in her life. Include questions about different periods when her career stage shifted, and what the triggers and consequences of those shifts have been.

Interview a woman who matters to you.

Analyze the information gathered during the interview.

Write a summary of the interview process and your interpretation of the information collected.

Activity Source:

Content contributed by Krysia Wrobel, Patricia Raskin, Vivian Maranzano, Judith Leibholz Frankel, and Amy Beacom as a Suggested Work and Family Class Activity