“One of the pieces of these conversations that’s so critical for us to give voice to is just saying the term breadwinner, saying the term stay-at-home dad, sole breadwinner, primary parent. My husband says he’s retired. It took us a while to figure out what’s the right language and verbiage was to describe our family.” – Bethanie Baynes
Bethanie Baynes is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Google and has been with the company for 15 years. She’s worked to overcome gender bias in tech and is a strong female advocate. She’s also a breadwinning woman and has, what she calls, a Flip Family. When her husband was laid off, it felt natural for him to become a stay-at-home dad. They soon realized that many of their friends and family saw it differently. In her efforts to create a community for fellow female breadwinners, Bethanie founded the Breadwinning Women at Google.
You can find Bethanie on her site Bethaniebaynes.com.