fullscreen background
Skip to main content

Spring Quarter

Spring Registration Now Open
Most Classes Begin Apr 03
shopping cart icon0


« Back to Liberal Arts & Sciences

WELL 108 W — Motherhood and Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Positive Change

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 10—May 19
Refund Deadline: Apr 13
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $400
Instructor(s): Kristi Rible
Limit: 45
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Apr 10—May 19
6 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 13
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Kristi Rible
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
As more and more mothers aspire to a life filled with career success, family, and couple equity at home, success in all areas can feel elusive. However, when we understand the current and historical dynamics at play that impact mothers across society, home, work, and in our policies, we have a clearer foundation for crafting change. This course will equip all kinds of leaders and caregivers with the knowledge, tactics, and strategies to effect positive change for mothers at work, at home, and in life.

Women have been told they can do and have it all, yet the realities mothers often face when managing both their paid and unpaid work (household responsibilities and caring for children and family) can feel overwhelming. This course will examine the conundrum of work-life balance through the lens of working parents, particularly working mothers, as they navigate the confluence of career and caregiving. We’ll begin by understanding gender stereotypes and biases, the opt-in versus opt-out debate, and factors that have led to our caregiving crisis. We’ll explore the cultural, societal, and organizational shifts that must occur to better support mothers and caregivers; policies that impact mothers globally; and effective strategies for improving the division of unpaid work at home and how this impacts paid work.

While this course focuses on addressing challenges women commonly face, the course is open to everyone, and the techniques and strategies taught will have broad application.

Founder, The Huuman Group

Kristi Rible’s company works with organizations to humanize the workplace through leadership and coaching programs that improve emotional intelligence, psychological safety, and systemic stress. She received an MBA in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.