Event Details


We get it: navigating mothering/parenting, a career, and your own well-being feels
monumental. Add the pressure of a partner, family, and our communities to the mix, and it
seems almost impossible.

But what if you knew more about what’s really shaping our experiences? Cornell Jeb E. Brooks
School of Public Policy professor and senior associate dean Kelly Musik will share her research
on work-family balance, equity, gender roles, and how broader structural forces influence what
feels like our most intimate, private challenges. Join us to learn what sociology reveals about
today’s parenting/work dynamics.

Friday, March 31st, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
via Zoom Webinar

Advance registration required here.

Questions? Need help? Contact alumnicareer@cornell.edu.

Speaker Information:

Kelly Musick
Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Research

Kelly Musick serves as the senior associate dean of research at the Brooks School. She studies families, inequality, and social policy, and has taught in these areas, as well as in research methods and population. She has published widely on family change and complexity, inequalities in parenting, and the mechanisms linking family environments and child well-being in the United States and other wealthy countries. Her research has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Swedish Research Council. She is the past Director of the Cornell Population Center, Cornell lead for the NIA-funded Center for Aging and Policy Studies, and co-lead of the NIH-funded pipeline program NextGenPop: Recruiting the Next Generation of Scholars into Population Research.

Professor Musick was selected as one of a small group of nominees for the 2021 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, which shines a spotlight on work-family research by scholars, consultants and practitioners.

She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000), her Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University (1996), and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Boston University (1992).

Carmen M. Molinos `94
Global Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking

Carmen M. Molinos is a Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking. She previously served as Global Head of Consumer and Retail Mergers & Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley, based in New York. Since joining Morgan Stanley as a financial analyst in 1994, Carmen has advised some of the Firm’s most notable clients on a broad range of financial advisory assignments including buyside, sellside, merger, restructuring, special committee and defense mandates, as well as on various financing transactions.

In addition to her expertise in the Consumer and Retail sectors, she has also established an area of expertise in the Healthcare sector. Prior to joining the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in 1998, Carmen worked in Morgan Stanley’s Banking Department covering Latin American and Telecommunications companies.

Carmen chairs Morgan Stanley’s Executive Women’s Leadership effort and is an active member of Morgan Stanley’s recruiting effort having served as Head of the Cornell analyst recruiting effort as well as Co-Head of the Columbia MBA associate recruiting effort for Investment Banking.

Carmen received a B.S. from Cornell University and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She lives in Darien, Connecticut with her husband, Mark and son, Sebastian.