nounNorth American informal
An interrupted or delayed career path followed by women as the result of bringing up a family.
- Clearly, the percentages don't work out and this does not even account for the number of women who choose a mommy track to raise their families.
- The woman who defined the mommy track was a powerful professional; those that attacked her were less professional than she but more ideological.
- Similarly, there's no question that there's an academic mommy track and that it has derailed many a promising career.
mommy tracking noun
- Example sentences
- Although the number of women in academia continues to rise, much of the increase has occurred in non-tenure-track positions and at nondoctoral institutions, partly because of ‘mommy tracking.’
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