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Industry players share their thoughts on working mums and work-life balance | Marketing Interactive

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Advertising and marketing is a grueling business. It is filled with long hours in the office coupled with client meetings after, leaving very few people with the ability to master work life balance. For working mothers, the job gets harder still. According to a study, many women leave agency life when they hit their prime childbearing and rearing years. Those moms who do stay found it a challenge. The US-based study added that women in advertising are less likely to have children either means that they are opting out of the workforce once they have children or purposefully prioritizing their […]

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco | SF Fed Recognized as Top 10 Company for Working Mothers

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SF Fed Recognized as Top 10 Company for Working Mothers October 26, 2020 For the third year, Working Mother recognizes the San Francisco Fed on its annual list of 100 Best Companies for working parents. This year, we’re proud to say we’ve also made the top 10 for working mothers! “These companies were well ahead of the curve when it came to supporting their employees during this time of vast change with their family-friendly policies already in place,” said Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “We celebrate their efforts and applaud them for addressing the needs of this important and ever-growing sector of […]

Stop Presuming that Working Mums Feel Guilty

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Welcome to 2018! Hot desking is common practice, AI is the norm and work-life balance is now a top priority for job seekers. Today’s workplace is almost unrecognisable from 50, even 20 years ago. There’s one thing however that still hasn’t moved with the times; the issue of the working mother. You would think that by 2018, the idea of a mother who works outside of the home would have become practically commonplace. Research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US found that 70.5% of mothers with children under the age of 18 now have jobs. Despite this […]

Working mums who order takeaway and hire help are happier: study

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Working mothers everywhere, let’s take a moment to thank some very clever researchers who may or may not hold shares in UberEATS (We’re kidding, they don’t. At least we think they don’t.) Seriously, though, you might just want to give them a virtual high five because they’ve just made your life a whole lot easier.  Laura Mazza talks about Super Mum stereotypes Laura Mazza talks about Super Mum stereotypes A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America has found ‘spending money to buy time’ is totally worth it, and yes, that includes ordering […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Working Mothers Of Hip Hop – HelloGiggles

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In honor of Women’s History Month, HG contributor DeMicia Inman honors the women, past and present, who incorporate motherhood into their rap careers. Women are often forced to choose between having a career and having a family. Our patriarchal society makes succeeding on either path difficult, and in any industry, pregnancy is viewed as the end of a woman’s chances for professional success. For Black women, just surviving pregnancy is a feat in itself. The Center for American Progress reports, “African American women are three to four times more likely to die from childbirth than non-Hispanic white women, and socioeconomic status, […]

These are the 10 best companies for working mothers

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Seventy percent of mothers with children under the age of 18 are in today’s workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In a tight labor market, it’s a great time for companies to focus on creating work environments that empower working parents.

This Mompreneur Has The Tips and Tricks for Working Mothers – Mogul Millennial

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Antonia Richardson started as a hairstylist, cosmetology instructor, and mother of two who knew there was more to life. Two years after leaving her job, she’s now a podcast host and founder of the Mommy Matters app. What’s her secret?          “I started moving intentionally. I started freelancing my work, taking courses, and signing up for self-development trainings. Picking up a book instead of watching tv. Honestly it was more of self,” Antonia explained.           Her intention and focus on self also created spaces for moms and mompreneurs to connect authentically and get things done. She has what every mom needs.  Every […]

MOM on term contract employees, supporting working mothers, and more

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In a parliamentary session earlier this week, the Ministry of Manpower responded to various Parliamentary questions on workforce issues. These included the Tripartite Standard for the Employment of Term Contract Employees; providing support working mothers during pregnancy and parenthood; and local employment in majority foreign-owned enterprises. In response to a question by Member of Parliament (MP) Assoc. Prof. Daniel Goh Pei Siong on the Tripartite Standards for Employment of Term Contract Employees, Second Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo reiterated, “instead of relying on audits, the standard spells out clearly verifiable actions that employers commit to undertake and relies on employers’ self-assessments of their ability to comply.”…

We’ve failed working mothers (again). This is how we build a better world for them.

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Summary List Placement The first thing Justina Sade wants you to know is that she didn’t leave the workforce. In February, a little over a year into her role at a global digital-marketing agency, the 35-year-old account manager in San Francisco said her son got sick just as COVID-19 hit the public. By early March, and without an official diagnosis, she was working from home while caring for her son. Her 6-year-old has asthma and was having trouble breathing. At work, her employer wanted a doctor’s note to confirm why she wasn’t in the office after three days. A disciplinary […]

How Working Mothers Can Overcome Bias – The Riveter

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We’ve all heard the anecdotes, and the numbers don’t lie: In the United States, many working mothers face a “motherhood bias” that punishes them for having children, by inhibiting both their professional progress and also — since the two go hand in hand — their lifetime earning potential. It shouldn’t fall strictly to working mothers themselves to fix the issue: By pushing for progressive legislation that furthers equality in the workplace, helping to evolve workplace culture, and, yes, advocating for ourselves, working mothers and their allies can confront maternal penalties head on. FACT: THE MOTHERHOOD PENALTY IS REAL The education […]