Come Lunch, Laugh, and Bust the Bad Moms Myth


Women have been told for so long what a “good mom” is that many of us believe it, on some level, deep down, even though we know there are multiple ways to be an effective parent. We live with lingering guilt for not being that "traditional mom" and sometimes make decisions based on those beliefs and biases, rather than reason. Come join us to learn from, collaborate with, be inspired by, support, and be enlightened by the “Bad Moms.”

Jodi Detjen, co-author of The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Life and Family, will present the findings of her research on work-life balance. Jodi is a professor of management at Suffolk University since 1999. She conducts workshops, talks and consults on the principles from the book in her firm Orange Grove Consulting. Jodi has been helping organizations develop their leaders for over 25 years. She teaches, consults and writes in areas of leadership development, systemic and organization change management, and how women can realize their power.

After Jodi’s interactive presentation, we will open up to a rountable discussion where we share our stories of how we broke the mold and effectively parented despite being “Bad Moms,” in a judgment-free zone.


Date and Time:  

March 30, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Optional Networking and Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Program/Discussion



Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Map and Parking Info

We appreciate The Broad Institute donating the use of their event space.  




WEST Members: $15; Non-Members: $25

A light lunch will be served.