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Working Mothers Derailed by Pandemic Face a Tough Road – WSJ

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Before the Covid pandemic erupted, Brooks McCoy made $103,000 a year as a regional director for a commercial cleaning franchise in North Carolina. After being laid off last March, the mother of two resorted to selling Pampered Chef cookware to friends of friends. In August, after months of looking, she found a full-time job selling copiers and printers to businesses. The company has given her the childcare flexibility she needs now, letting her work from home when her two daughters don’t have in-person school. But it pays $40,000 a year. “I made that coming out of college,” says Ms. McCoy, […]

9 Great Companies for Working Mothers | Glassdoor Blog

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Mother’s Day is here, and while many of us are gearing up for the flowers-and-brunch celebration, there’s a gift that she wants even more: a great job and a company that will appreciate her. The Department of Labor estimates that 70% of women with children under 18 participate in the labor force — that’s a lot of working moms! And all of these moms are looking for the best benefits and perks in a company, from professional development to flexible work schedules and even on-site child care. We’re here to help busy moms by bringing the job search to them — […]

The booming local tech giant with an early ‘working mums foundation’

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At Dicker Data, workplace flexibility has been a thing for decades. The IT hardware and services distributor that’s been in business for 40 years proudly says it’s grown off a foundation of “working mothers”, with women now making up 43 per cent of staff and one third of managers and leaders. It seems to be working and has served them well going into COVID, enabling them to respond to a boom in sales, Recently, they entered the ASX 300, having achieved a 20 per cent increase in revenue last quarter. Dicker Data CFO and executive director Mary Stojcevski recalls accessing […]

More than half of working mothers say their job performance has slipped during the pandemic — and they’re the lucky ones – MarketWatch

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It’s getting tougher to be a working parent during the pandemic, and moms are feeling it more than dads. As COVID-19 has dragged on, a growing share of working parents say it’s difficult to handle their child-care duties, according to Pew Research Center findings released this week.  Here are the key results • About half of parents (52%) with children aged 12 and under said in an October 2020 survey conducted by Pew that it’s been a challenge to handle child-care responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic. That was up from 38% in March 2020, when shutdown orders first closed schools […]

10 Tips Working Mothers Can Use to Maintain Their Well-Being

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Too often, working mothers are expected to work as if they didn’t have children and to raise children as if they didn’t work. However, despite the many challenges that come with juggling work and family, there are ways to maintain your well-being. Here are 10 tips I’ve learned as a working mom of five children, a sociologist, and founder of a social platform dedicated to empowering moms: 1. Practice Self-Care Unless you dedicate some time to taking care of yourself, you will get sick, compromise your work, and unintentionally undermine your parenting. Self-care could be as simple as taking 20 minutes each night […]

Blink and you’ll miss it: What the budget did for working mums

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Working mothers get something in the budget, but not much, and not for long. Before the budget, the second earner in a couple with young children (usually the mother) lost almost all of the income she made working for the second, third, fourth and fifth days per week. It might be why many mothers work only one or two days per week. After the budget tax cuts and one-year extension of the low- and middle-income tax offset, that mother will lose slightly less on the third, fourth and fifth days. Our calculations of what will be lost prepared with former […]

Working mothers will be hit hardest in aftermath of Covid-19, experts warn – ITV News

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The Covid-19 pandemic risks setting the effort to get more mothers into the workplace back by 20 years, the head of one of the UK’s leading women’s rights charities has warned. Women are often forced to choose between flexibility and job security in a bid to meet their caring responsibilities, making them “dispensable”, the Fawcett Society’s chief executive said. Speaking to the PA news agency, Sam Smethers said: “If you look back at the last 20 years the big increases in labour market participation have been amongst mothers and single parents in particular. “What we are seeing now is that […]

What can Google tell us about how we see working mothers?

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I was doing a bit of Googling the other night, as you do, until Google predictive search started to piss me off. It wasn’t really Google’s fault. Its search suggestions come from what people actually search for, so Google isn’t a bastard – people are. Because here’s what I discovered: We love to judge mothers – especially working ones. For example, here’s what Google suggests when you search “mothers should”: Mothers shoulder Mothers should stay at home essay Mothers should work Mothers should go to work debate Mothers should be listed as the first guardians Mothers should go to work […]

Half of working mothers consider giving up work over childcare costs

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Half of working mothers have considered giving up work due to the cost of childcare; almost 90 per cent feel “overwhelmed at times” by the pressures of balancing work and their personal lives; while almost half feel they have been discriminated against at work because they are women. These are among the stark findings of a national survey of working women published on Monday, in advance of International Women’s Day on March 8th. The findings underline the “pressures and worries” experienced by women in 2020 Ireland, says Network Ireland. The women-in-business networking group has 1,200 members across the State. Almost […]

5 Awesome Free Resources That Working Mums In Singapore Should Know About And Make The Most of

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This article was contributed to us by Julia Chan. Information and views shared in this article are based on her own personal experience. Working mums are amazing. They take care of the family while taking care of things at work. With the many demands on their time and perhaps money, it might be challenging balancing both work and family duties. To ease our financial burden, these are some great resources I found immensely useful as a working mum myself. Best of all? They’re all free! #1 Jobs Support from NTUC and e2i As a mum who lost her job before, […]