Beyond Happy

Women, Work, and Well-Being

Where does joy fit into the conversation about work-life integration? Women seeking to combine breadwinning and caregiving are, in many ways, better off than they were in the 1970s. And yet some research shows that women are less happy than they were back then. How can women rethink work-life fit in a way that doesn't inadvertently sacrifice happiness?

Over a decade, Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively manage career and family responsibilities. In her new book Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, Dr. Cabrera weaves research with personal stories to illustrate how women can thrive in spite of the challenges they face. While New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter’s recent book Unfinished Business provides a road map for changing systemic inequities at work and at home, Beyond Happy offers a complementary approach -- actionable strategies for finding joy and well-being along the way.

Join New America’s Breadwinning and Caregiving program for a conversation with Dr. Cabrera on how women can navigate conflicting roles and responsibilities to cultivate a more meaningful and stress-free life.

Follow the discussion online using #BeyondHappy and following @NewAmerica.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.


Dr. Beth Cabrera
Author, Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being

Brigid Schulte
Director, Good Life Initiative/Breadwinning and Caregiving Program, New America
Author, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time