What’s the secret to mothers returning to work after a baby? It starts with the experiences of working parents before her.
Advancing female success is more than a women’s initiative – it’s a business initiative; one that ensures use of all available talent. That’s not just blowing smoke; a McKinsey study showed that advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to the global economy.
Taking on the “false assumptions” about work and motherhood has led one famous movie studio to rethink the way they recruit, hire & promote working mothers.
Once upon a time, work ruled. But times have changed. Maybe that’s because employees have changed and work/life benefits are shifting.
Why are we not engaging and fully employing women leaders? Good question.
Since the 1980s the percentage of computer science degrees earned by women has fallen by more than half, to 18 from 38 percent. “Every company needs technology,“ Melinda Gates told BackChannel, “and yet we’re graduating fewer women technologists. That is not good for society. We have to change it.”
Parental leave announcements have become like a competitive sport; every day, a shiny, new one comes along with a new-and-improved spin to one-up others in the field. The announcements have gotten a lot of press. Trouble is, there’s question about what these offerings really mean.
Gender bias is creeping into employee reviews. A new study shows it affects both working mothers and fathers — albeit in different ways.
Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy was recently asked by a reporter on NECN television whether he thought working parents’ worries reported in our Modern Family Index – fears they’d be viewed negatively at work after a child – were well founded. One answer can be found in a personal narrative offered by one of our Solutions at Work blog readers.
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.