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

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Feb 5—Mar 15
Refund Deadline: Feb 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Kristi Rible
Limit: 35
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Feb 5—Mar 15
6 weeks
Refund Date
Feb 8
1 Unit
Kristi Rible
ACCESS 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, paid 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 unsustainable. This course will examine the complexity 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 also explore the cultural, societal, and organizational changes 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, the founder of The Huuman Group, works with organizations to humanize the workplace through specialized leadership and coaching programs that strengthen core human skills, fuel employee engagement, and empower leaders to foster cultures of connection, care, and belonging. She has over 20 years of global and intercultural leadership experience in startup and public ventures across technology, consumer packaged goods, and social impact/nonprofit. She received an MBA in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and undergraduate degrees from Franklin & Marshall in African Studies and Classical Archaeology. Rible has certifications in executive coaching; diversity, equity, and inclusion; organizational gender balance; and fair play.

Textbooks for this course:

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