How can women journalists achieve a healthy work-life balance?
As we mark International Women's Day 2009, women throughout the world are leveraging their power as leaders in journalism, and paving the way for a future where girls feel empowered to join the profession.
But with progress comes a host of challenges, including that of balancing community and family life with the demands of a stressful and time consuming profession.
For women who are also mothers, it is often difficult to cover news after hours or travel for a story, but, afraid of losing their jobs, women journalists often feel they must forego their responsibilities at home to excel in their careers. Such demands also trigger problems with spouses.
If you have faced challenges in your attempts to balance your life at home with your responsibilities at work, please share your experiences, as well as any tips you have for women journalists around the world facing similar issues.