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    Why Working Mothers Should Turn To Entrepreneurship To Lean-In

    Entrepreneur is synonymous with disruptor, risk-taker and outlier. But entrepreneurship is more than a handful of dynamic personality traits. It is the defining theme of economic growth in the past 20 years and by many estimates, entrepreneurship will further define the next generations as they shape and reshape our economy. Just as entrepreneurship has become essential to what it means to work and succeed, so has it become what many women mean by work and success. In the past two decades, the number of female-owned businesses has more than doubled. So why are so many women striking out on their own? The number of women launching innovative products and services…

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    How the Nozomi Project Helps Working Mothers in Tsunami-Struck Ishinomaki | Tokyo Weekender

    “The tsunami is coming!” The warning cry of a neighbor set Chieko’s family in motion following the immense earthquake that shook their Ishinomaki home on March 11, 2011. As they gathered necessities, her autistic son, Daiki, refused to budge, so Chieko’s husband hoisted him on his back. As they raced from their house on foot, Chieko looked back to see the roiling ocean spilling toward them. They ran to a nearby apartment building where top-floor residents invited them inside. “We’re so thankful that we ran on foot because our car was washed away,” says Chieko by e-mail. “It was so hard to be this helpless – my heart was racing…

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    Christian blogger claims working mums are terrible parents for THESE reasons – Heart

    Christian blogger claims working mums are terrible parents for THESE reasons 13 December 2018, 11:06 | Updated: 13 December 2018, 13:38 US blogger Lori Alexander’s ‘ignorant’ chart about employed mothers has sparked outrage A Christian blogger from the US has caused controversy after posting a handwritten flowchart criticising working mothers on Facebook. Lori Alexander, who blogs under the name The Transformed Wife, blasted mums who have jobs for feeding their kids ‘microwaved meals’ and not being there to ‘teach them about Jesus’. She added that their lives must be “falling apart” and that they don’t feel they are good wives and mothers. She also claims that working mothers will be…

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    Working Mothers Improve: Prescription Pickup | Working Mother

    2. Remote check-in, or at least via kiosks. Airlines have figured this out; why can’t pharmacies? If customers enter their own info, the one pharmacist working doesn’t have to. She can focus on getting your prescriptions. 3. Prescription sync-up. Some kids’ vitamins are available by prescription only. And maybe you or your partner rely on prescriptions year-round How annoying is it when you run out of one just a couple days before the next prescription is ready for pickup? If the pharmacy coordinated renewing each member of your family’s meds at the exact same time, you and their workers would save time since you would visit less often. 4. An…

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    Working mothers face a ‘wall’ of bias—but there are ways to push back | Science | AAAS

    Working mothers face a ‘wall’ of bias—but there are ways to push back By Lesley Evans Ogden Apr. 10, 2019 , 3:00 PM When Isabel Escobar thought about applying for the position as chair of her chemical engineering department at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington in 2018, she knew that she was qualified. Over the previous 15 years, she’d moved up the academic ladder at her former institution, the University of Toledo in Ohio, from an assistant professorship to becoming a full professor and associate dean. That’s why it was so jarring to hear from a new colleague, “You should be spending time with your small child, not…

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    Feminists Aghast That Kellyanne Conway’s Position On Working Mothers Differs From Theirs | Dana Loesch Radio

    Third wave feminists are always looking for a brawl and, in absence of one, will manufacture it. The latest is Kellyanne Conway’s remark about mothers working in the White House. It’s not what Conway said, but rather say: Kellyanne Conway said that mothers should not accept high-powered career opportunities—a standard that does not apply to fathers, in Conway’s opinion. Wait, what? “I do politely mention to them the question isn’t would you take the job, the male sitting across from me who’s going to take a big job in the White House. The question is would you want your wife to,” Conway said, describing conversations she’s had with male colleagues.…

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    Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. – The New York Times

    Rosa Argyropoulos, 44, Tokyo My husband and I met in Tokyo. He’s from Greece, and I’m from New York. In the first year after our twin boys were born, my husband worked his regular hours, leaving me to care for the infants. That led to my postpartum depression. Family members flew in to help, but most could only stay a few weeks. My in-laws came for two months, which was crucial for my recovery. But our parents are too old to take 16-hour flights just to help with cooking and watching the twins so we can sleep. When my health deteriorated, my husband was finally willing to cut back his…

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    Mom’s Viral Post Lists All Of Our Ridiculous Expectations For Working Mothers And It’s Exhausting

    Society has laid unnecessary pressure on mothers since the dawn of time. Nowadays, most moms are expected to “have it all,” and to keep everything together while working, parenting, and somehow also making time for themselves. It’s pretty ridiculous to think one human being can do so many things at once. Yes, moms are superheroes, but they’re also people and it’s impossible to try and keep up with everyone else’s standards of the “ideal” parent. Just take it from this mom who recently posted to Facebook about all of society’s ridiculous expectations for working mothers and you’ll be exhausted just reading it. A working mother of three, Sarah Buckley Friedberg…

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    How Silicon Valley can tap working mothers to close its gender gap

    Over and over, Emily Holtz Patterson heard the same questions when she started looking for work a few months after the birth of her second daughter: “So, I see this gap on your resume… ” “Are you sure you want to come back? Are you sure you want to go back to work?” “Tech changes so fast. How are you going to keep up?” Patterson has a degree in management information systems and 10 years of tech industry experience; it had never taken her more than six weeks to find a job. But for the first time in her career, she was sending out volleys of job applications, and getting…

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    Kelly Brook dubbed ‘judgmental’ for blasting working mums

    Kelly Brook came under fire for claiming some working mothers use their children as an ‘excuse’ to skip deadlines or miss work.  The 38-year-old model – who doesn’t have any children – shocked viewers with her controversial remarks during a discussion on Monday’s episode of Loose Women.  Discussing whether it is a mother’s job to look after their sick children, Kelly claimed that ‘professional’ women never discuss their kids in the work place.  Blasted: Kelly Brook came under fire for claiming some working mothers use their children as an ‘excuse’ to skip deadlines or miss work during Monday’s Loose Women She admitted: ‘I have a pet hate, and I don’t have…