After Baby, Boss Comes Calling

Lisa Belkin writes in the New York Times: “Amy Stepnowski ‘opted out’ just as the issue came to a head a result, I confess, of a magazine piece I wrote for this newspaper ­ and caused a nasty and noisy debate about whether privileged and educated women were abandoning the workplace, or the workplace was abandoning them. But now it is time for another phrase, ‘opting back in,’ a term that not only describes Ms. Stepnowski’s decision to return, but also reflects the growing acceptance by business of a nonlinear career.”