Charlene Pacenti is an online editor and publisher, specializing in issues that affect families and neighborhoods in South Florida.
The most intelligent piece I’ve read so far on the Sheryl Sandberg-Marissa Mayer contributions - or setbacks - to the working mom’s daily struggle is from Joanne Bamberger: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/02/25/the-new-mommy-wars-column/1947589/. (Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @PunditMom).
I greatly respect Sandberg (Love her TED Talk) for using her position to shed some light on these issues. Not sure what Mayer is hoping to accomplish by shifting her work force back to the dark ages.
But I cringe at the framing of their positions as another chapter in the mommy wars. Comparing us to them is not a fair fight.
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” - Hodding Carter
Charlene Pacenti brings 25 years of experience in journalism and publishing to the most important job many of us will ever have: raising a child. Through her position as Education Editor at The Miami Herald and two parenting websites, Charlene gets the answers that South Florida families need.
Charlene oversees news coverage of two of the largest school districts in the nation: Miami-Dade and Broward County, Fla. With merit pay for teachers launching this fall in Miami, South Florida is a hotbed in the debate over school reform.
Charlene oversees The Miami Herald’s innovative hyperlocal project, which engages community partners in covering South Florida neighborhoods online. This experiment with new platforms and tools for engagement - and the search for a new business model - is being watched around the nation.
Charlene originated the idea for a South Florida social networking site for parents in 2007. She spearheaded the research and development and MomsMiami.com was launched in 2008. She continues to manage the site, which attracts about 30,000 unique visitors every month.
Charlene launched BocaParent.com in 2010, a startup to provide information for parents in Boca Raton, Fla. She is Editor & Publisher, managing all aspects of the operation, from web design and development to content and marketing.
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