#168 Big Careers, Small Children: Dr. Ana Catalano Weeks – Managing Mental Load While Balancing Careers and Parenthood

Dr. Ana Catalano Weeks - Managing Mental Load While Balancing Careers and Parenthood

Today on the podcast, Verena Hefti MBE chats with Dr. Ana Catalano Weeks, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath

Dr. Ana shares her experience of how mental load can be gendered and emphasises that creating awareness is a part of the solution.

In this conversation, we delve into the dynamics of heterosexual couples and the evolving landscape of childcare responsibilities. Despite men's increasing involvement in practical child-rearing tasks over the decades, women still bear the brunt of the mental load. We also explore the stigma confronting both men and women within the framework of societal expectations surrounding parental roles.

Backed by findings from her research, Dr. Ana further shares a few tips on managing parenthood as a working parent. We hope you enjoy the conversation.

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Show Notes:

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