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Unfinished Business (DC Launch)

Three years ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter published an article inThe Atlantic titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The article sparked a nationwide debate and quickly become the most read piece in the history of the magazine. As the massive response to her article indicated, Dr. Slaughter’s blunt honesty about the realities facing working parents today resonated with countless women, and men, around the country.

Now, in her new book, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family, Dr. Slaughter takes these lessons and struggles a step further, offering a blueprint for the future of gender equality and workplace policy. In Unfinished Business, Dr. Slaughter challenges the “half-truths” both men and women cling to (whether consciously or not), makes the case for why this is a human issue (rather than a women’s issue), and presents her vision for how we move forward to a future where men and women have both successful careers and fulfilling lives outside of work.

Join Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter in conversation with Guy Raz, reporter and host for NPR, who talks in the book about how this dynamic has affected him as a parent. Our discussion will go beyond the old trope of “having it all” to explore the new balancing act playing out in homes and workplaces across the country.

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

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


Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and CEO, New America
Author, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family

Guy Raz
Host, Ted Radio Hour, NPR