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Majority of working mothers say intensified childcare during lockdown has damaged career prospects

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The majority of working mothers say the intensified childcare burden caused by the coronavirus lockdown has harmed their career prospects, a new study has found. A poll of 3,686 pregnant women and mothers found some 57 per cent of working mothers believe chaos caused by the closure of schools and childcare providers during lockdown has already damaged their careers or will cause future harm. The study, carried out by campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed, found almost half of working mothers feel forced to send their children back to school or a childcare provider to ensure they do not get laid […]

BBC’s Christmas Advert Hits Working Mums Where It Hurts The Most

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A BBC Christmas advertisement is under fire for shaming mothers choosing work over spending time with kids. As if our eternal battle with the monster called work-life balance needed to get any tougher! BBC just hit working mothers where it hurts the most – the unending guilt of not spending enough time with children. However, such commercials not only paint who chose to work on holidays as uncaring, but they are also inconsiderate towards fathers, who ensure that children don’t miss their moms during holiday seasons if she has to work. It conveniently ignores the contribution of dedicated dads when […]

All working mums worry, says Question Time’s Fiona Bruce | News | The Times

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All working mothers worry that they do not spend enough time with their children, Fiona Bruce has claimed. This content was originally published here.

Why working mothers are experiencing more self-doubt and anxiety than ever

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Emma Pinchbeck, the chief executive of Energy UK, was open about her fears of being judged after starting her job when her daughter was relatively young, but mindful that the vulnerability she was feeling was similar to that she had experienced for most of her working life. “I’ve been a woman in a relatively male dominated industry in a senior job for a long time, so this doesn’t feel different from the regular amount of imposter syndrome and the kind of questioning how to present yourselves which comes with that territory anyway,” she explains. “It just feels like the natural […]

Working mums are up to 40% more stressed out than other people

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For most women, the first time they have kids is life-changing. All they have known throughout their lives is how to be a daughter, how to be a girlfriend, then wife. But after giving birth, women have to learn to be mothers for the first time ever. Not to mention that they have to do this on top of everything else in their lives – like juggling a career. So it is understandable that working mum stress kicks in. I remember the day I met my first born. The day we took him home and I realised that now, my […]

Moms at Work is Canada’s first professional association for working mothers – The Globe and Mail

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Moms at Work founder Allison Venditti does not mince words when she talks about how working mothers have been overlooked and undervalued in the Canadian work force. ”You have every right to be angry,” she says, speaking to moms who struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who left the work force in numbers not seen for 30 years. Now, Ms. Venditti and her community of 10,000 moms have come together to form a professional association to advocate for mothers’ rights at work. Moms at Work represents working mothers from every industry, she says, including human resources, food service, fitness, […]

41% of working mothers feel held back from promotion

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This week is National Work Life Week (11 – 15 October). Research carried out by charity Working Families has revealed that 41% of working mothers believe being a parent is holding them back from promotion. 50% of workers with additional caring responsibilities state the same. 755 British parents with children 18 years old and under, who were either working or on flexi furlough in August this year were surveyed, with nearly half (44%) disagreeing when asked if their senior leaders are positive work-life balance role models. Worryingly, more than a third (38%) stated they felt those who work the longest […]

Australian families and working mums win as childcare cuts fast-tracked – Kidspot

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On the eve of NSW’s Freedom Day, the has a major announcement for all young . Cuts to the cost of childcare will kick in from March 2022, instead of July, as planned, meaning families with one child in care will receive a 95 percent fee subsidy for any additional children. The Federal Government’s incentive was fast-tracked after the eastern states of Australia were once again plunged in-and-out of , with Prime Minister Scott Morrison hoping the changes will boost the economy by getting mums back into the workforce.  Want to join the family? Sign up to our Kidspot newsletter for more […]

MUTU is Shortlisted for Working Mums’ Top Employer Award! | MUTU System

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MUTU is Shortlisted for Working Mums’ Top Employer Award! We’re over the moon to have been shortlisted as part of Top Employer Awards! Our mission here at MUTU is to empower mums, and that goes for everything we do and every woman we work with, our customers, our employees and our partners. Making mothers feel supported in their career and through motherhood is deeply ingrained in everything we do, so we’re extremely happy to have been recognised for this award. You may have heard of flexible working, it’s a bit of a buzzword right now, but basically it means employers […]

Well-being for Working Mothers – Positive Psychology News

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Frawn Morgan, MAPP ’17, has had a research focus and preoccupation throughout her career on the wellbeing of working mothers. Like many women born in the middle of the 20th century, she deferred her education while raising a family and returned to school in 2010, earning a masters degree in Organizational Communication. Frawn is Managing Partner of a real estate investment advisory firm based in Newport Beach, California and resides with a diabolical and very cunning cat. Visit her website, Well-being for Working Moms. Positive Psychology News articles by Frawn are here. Martin Seligman is a force. He is a […]