Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)




This study poses the question, "ls it possible for the twenty-first century woman to successfully integrate career and family, and if so, how?" Feminine identity, role, and fulfillment are changing and continue to transform in modern society. Today the twenty-first century woman struggles to integrate career, family, and home successfully while understanding the passion or driving force in her life. This research explores gender roles in order to understand, update, and find order in a chaotic world. Feminist thought and chaos theory are examined to see whether or not it is possible to integrate family and career in the new millennium, what prevents integration, and what is needed for integration to be successful. The women's movement, scholarly articles, and modem case studies are explored in this study. The answers lie in helping each woman understand her purpose, discover what really matters to her, and then use this information to lead a purposeful life that impacts the world around her.


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