Remember my warning about not pinning too much hope on men to lead the work/life balance brigade?

Sadly it looks like I was right on target. Despite findings that Gen Y is generally more open about gender roles and want more balance in their lives, those attitudes aren’t shared by the next crop of corporate elites. More distressing, the women in this group seem just as accepting of existing gender roles.

According to the Harvard Business Review Blog, first year MBA candidates (male and female) at Harvard and MIT business schools “hold more traditional attitudes about gender roles in the workplace than the rest of their Gen Y cohort.”

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