But Delgado said some workplace discrimination continues, and bosses can be hesitant to hire female employees for fear they might have children and miss work. In many families a husband's role is to "help out" rather than "share" household chores, she added.
"After the triumph of the revolution, women's lives changed and doors were opened," Delgado said. "But I would say machismo continues to exist in our society. Perhaps out of sight, but there it is, lurking."
Associated Press writer Anne-Marie Garcia in Havana contributed to this report.___ Follow Peter Orsi on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Peter_Orsi