Family, Life, and Work: Strike a Balance

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 2
Organizers: Mark Revell, Julaiti Nilupaer
Chairs: Mark Revell


You want both, a happy personal life and a fulfilling career. But how do you balance it all? This panel will feature professionals representing a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Panelists will discuss how they have come to understand achieving a work-life balance and in the process share personal stories, strategies, and challenges they've faced along the way.

Some questions to be addressed might include:

• What does work-life balance mean in your profession?
• How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the meaning of work-life balance?
• What are the challenges of being a professional with a personal life, and how do they differ across different groups (e.g., female versus male, early career versus later career, ethnic minority, etc.)?
• When is the best time to start a family?
• What are some successful strategies to achieve work-life balance?

This panel will emphasize discussion and opportunities for questions and audience interaction. Babies/young children welcome!


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Discussant Zachary Suriano University of Nebraska - Omaha 15 9:35 AM
Panelist Emily Murai University of California, Santa Cruz 15 9:50 AM
Panelist Mario Mighty University of North Alabama 15 10:05 AM
Panelist Shannon O'Lear University of Kansas 15 10:20 AM

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