Women of Color and Work–Life Balance in an Urban Environment: What Is Reality?
Urban Social Work
Background: Work–life balance is a significant issue for women of color in an urban environment whether one is engaged in academia, traditional work, remote/dispersed work, or entrepreneurial work. As women of color attempt to address the tangible and intangible aspects of the “life” portion associated with the work–life balance discussion, elements such as race, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, and caregiver demands toward primary and extended family are often ignored. Objective: This article expands the work–life balance discussion to include urban women of color. Methods: Uses the lens of a womanist epistemology that incorporates critical race feminist theory while capturing viewpoints of four urban women of color who are social workers in the academy. Findings: reflect a nuanced voice challenging the work-life balance discussion to work life management.
Alleman, Ali-Sha; Allen, Milton Sharlene; Darrell, Linda; and Ofahengaue, Vakalahi Halaevalu, "Women of Color and Work–Life Balance in an Urban Environment: What Is Reality?" (2018). School of Social Work. 9.