Definition of mommy track in English:

mommy track

Line breaks: mommy track

noun

North American informal
  • An interrupted or delayed career path followed by women as the result of bringing up a family.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Derivatives

mommy tracker

noun

mommy tracking

noun
More 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.’

More definitions of mommy track

Definition of mommy track in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw