The New Working Dad

My conversation with Brad Harrington.

“If you believe in women’s advancement and you don’t proactively and visibly support the role of fathers in the home, then you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth.”
— Brad Harrington

I host a weekly radio show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton, called Work and Life. We publish edited versions of my conversations as free podcasts. I invite you to listen to the episode (embedded below) that is my conversation with Brad Harrington, Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family and lead researcher focusing on the changing role of fathers, career management, and work-life integration. He recently completed a series of papers collectively titled The New Dad Research that examines how fathers manage their career and parenting responsibilities. He is also author of Career Management and Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers.

We explore findings of The New Dad Research and discuss the changing roles of men and women in society and the workplace. Brad found that despite the upward trend of fathers as primary caregivers, there are still organizational and societal barriers to achieving equality between men and women at home and at work. This episode features three short conversations with listeners of the Work and Life radio show, each one with a unique story about fathers.