To all our readers, friends, and colleagues, Happy Mother’s Day! “Working mothers are essential to our country’s economic future and competitiveness,” says Jill Koziol, co-founder and CEO of Motherly. According to the annual State of Motherhood Study, 48% of mothers are dissatisfied with their employer’s lack of flexibility and paid time off—the number one reason […]
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Vaccinations are available, and states have been reopening, but the number of women in the workforce has fallen to historic lows because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As employees begin returning to the office, employers should be thinking about how to reshape their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts to attract and retain women workers.
I’ve gotten used to putting my son down for his 12:30 nap, and so has he. Like so many working mothers, I’ve been home since March 2020, adapting to doing my job remotely while making discoveries and choices in my personal life I didn’t know were possible when I was in an office. Now, my […]
HR responsibilities can be more complex than just offering good benefits or a welcoming and supportive office culture. For instance, how can you support working mothers in building their careers as they also raise children?
From September 27, 2019, through October 6, 2019, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) held the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar (“athletics” is what we Americans call “track and field”). The meet was highlighted by several women who recently had children excelled on the track.
While searching for my next round of binge-worthy treadmill fare on Netflix, I came across Workin’ Moms. The Canadian sitcom is in its third season, but its first season was released in the United States on Netflix last month.
A working mom can often feel defeated before she begins. She knows her children are pulling on her, desiring her every moment of attention. She is working to provide not only stability for her family but also an outlet for herself to gain status and accomplishment throughout her days.
Although this article will be published a good while after Mother’s Day was observed in the United States, at the time I wrote it, the annual holiday on which we celebrate our mothers was just around the corner. Normally, we don’t consider employment issues when we’re honoring our mothers. However, this year I came across […]
It’s May, the month with a special day set aside to honor mothers. Those sweet but sloppy gifts made by little hands delight moms on their special day, but then the workweek begins again, bringing with it the stresses of mixing work and family responsibilities. And if the workload at home and at work isn’t […]
The story of how parents juggle work and family is a familiar tale. Parents strive to be attentive to their children’s needs while getting to work on time, focusing on productivity, and staying late at least occasionally. They do all that while working out child care and making school and children’s activities mesh with work […]