There is a new reality for women in the 21st century—it’s a different world with different goals than it was even a generation ago. What once was “You can have it all” has now become “You need to have it all.” You need to have the perfect job, the perfect husband, the perfect house, the perfect kids, the perfect play dates and craft nights and date nights and DIY Pinterest projects and #nofilter Instagrams.
What does it mean to be a woman in a world like that? Where does vocation fit into all this? What does a holistic idea of self mean? Many women struggle with the decision to work inside the home or outside the home. How can you maintain a sense of self and motherhood in both decisions? The reality is we can’t really have it all—sometimes we have to make choices. This course explores the value and beauty in those constraints.
About the Instructor: Kate Harris is an author and speaker. Formerly the Executive Director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture (located just outside Washington D.C.), Kate has also worked for U.S. Senate leadership on Capitol Hill, helped start an arts investment group called The Wedgwood Circle, consulted for Oxford Analytica, a global advisory firm, and led business development for a project management firm in London. She recently wrote Wonder Woman: Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identity (Zondervan: 2014) as part of the Barna Group’s Frames series. Her articles have appeared on Q Ideas, The High Calling, Boundless, ArtHouse, and elsewhere. Kate attended Vanderbilt University as an Ingram Scholar before graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S. in Journalism.