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Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

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Do moms who are the family breadwinners like that role? Working Mother just released a study to find out and we'll be talking about that at this Lunchtime Live! Read More »

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

It's an article of faith among Americans that we are overworked. We work long hours at our paid jobs, then come home and put in a long second shift. Mothers, in particular, perceive their combined work and child-care hours as extensive, leaving us starved for time -- a starvation that we sometimes assume our... Read More »

Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

By Lindsay Olson If family ranks high on your list of priorities, your life will run much smoother if you work for a company that is family friendly. But definitions vary: Some companies just provide the bare-minimum requirements (like unpaid time off for having a baby), while others go above and beyond to... Read More »

Women Are Back On The Job

Women Are Back On The Job

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Women are finding their way back into the workforce. The economic upswing had until recently been a "hecovery," but the revival is now becoming more balanced between the genders. The number of women employees has jumped by 300,000 in the past six months, nearly the same amount as... Read More »

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

In the U.K., there's a proposal afoot to allow either parent to get a parental allowance for most of the first year of a child's life. Currently, (if I'm reading the U.K.'s literature right) mothers get the first 6 weeks at 90 percent pay, and then can take the next 33 weeks at a state allowance (that's the... Read More »

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Back during the whole Marissa-Mayer-is-pregnant dust-up this summer, I mentioned that being the CEO is actually a great job for the mom of small kids. If you're late to a 9 a.m. meeting, people will wait for you. If you don't want to work from 5:30-8 p.m., people will take your calls at 8:30. They fly to see... Read More »

Deutsche Bank VP Kelley Voelker Claims She Was Fired After Suing For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

Deutsche Bank VP Kelley Voelker Claims She Was Fired After Suing For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK -- A Deutsche Bank AG vice president said she was fired this month in retaliation for her gender bias lawsuit and subsequent complaints accusing the German bank of trying to retard her career. Kelley Voelker, who turns 46 on Monday, said she learned of her firing two weeks ago,... Read More »

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

"I'm a 35-year-old mother of three in my third marriage, working as a waitress, and have... Read More »

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Most eight-year-olds are focused on being kids. Every so often, one such as Breanna Wallis comes around and starts a business. Read More »

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

By Elaheh Nozari, LearnVest Working from home today? It could have a serious effect on your career. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of a new study that suggests employees who work from home or remotely may end up getting lower performance evaluations, smaller raises and fewer... Read More »

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Maybe you've heard the news: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo's new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: She is pregnant (it's a boy) and due Oct. 7. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo's board know about her pregnancy at... Read More »

A Man Who Prefers The 'Mommy Track'

A Man Who Prefers The 'Mommy Track'

Annie Marie Slaughter's article in the current Atlantic titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" had a familiar ring - hauntingly so. More than two decades ago, the Harvard Business Review published an article titled "Management Women and the New Facts of Life," which made many of the same arguments that... Read More »

Mother's Day: Is Motherhood Really A Job?

Mother's Day: Is Motherhood Really A Job?

Every year in time for Mother's Day, Salary.com produces a figure showing how much you'd have to pay for the job of "mom." The answer is always in the six-figures for stay-at-home moms. It is based on mothers' estimates of how much time they spend doing various tasks, which -- like all time-use estimates -- tend... Read More »

If Mothers Received A Salary, What Would They Earn?

If Mothers Received A Salary, What Would They Earn?

By Barbara Safani With Mother's Day upon us, I've been thinking about the "Mom job" and how many different jobs it really is. Can you imagine if moms got paid for all they do? Obviously moms don't take the job for the money, but it does make you wonder what their earning potential would be if they were... Read More »

Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Crazy as it sounds to American mothers, in Great Britain women can take up to a year off work, partially paid, after having a baby. Such generous benefits are designed to give moms and babies time to bond, but according to a new magazine survey (highlighted in the Daily Mail), they're having a side effect:... Read More »

A 'Double Life': Suburban Parents By Day, Celebrated Musicians By Night

A 'Double Life': Suburban Parents By Day, Celebrated Musicians By Night

By Benazir Karim If you see Stacey Shames and Tim Ries pushing a cart in a Costco in New Jersey, the couple would seem to be like any other suburban parents. But their nights are spent on their passion: music. A Juilliard-trained harpist, Shames performs as a soloist with several orchestras, such as the... Read More »

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

While more women than ever are in the workforce, men still dominate the management ranks; here's how to get around the biggest obstacles. Read More »

Could Having Kids Lead To More Job Opportunities?

Could Having Kids Lead To More Job Opportunities?

I was taking a survey a few months ago, when I came across a question: How has having children affected your career? The choices were along the lines of "a huge impact," "a fair amount," "a small amount" or "not at all." Assuming that this question was assessing the degree of negative impact, I answered "a... Read More »

How Pregnant Workers Can Take Time Off Without Hurting Their Careers

How Pregnant Workers Can Take Time Off Without Hurting Their Careers

By Julie Feinberg It's all well and good to want to have it all with a successful career and family life. But most women who want children at some point face a big dilemma: How do you take time off with the new baby without killing your chances for advancement and increased earnings? Of women who go... Read More »

Asking A Breast-Feeding Woman To Cover Up May Soon Be Illegal In Seattle

Asking A Breast-Feeding Woman To Cover Up May Soon Be Illegal In Seattle

Back in 2008, a Houston woman, back from maternity leave, asked her boss if she could pump breast milk in the bathroom, on her breaks at work. He fired her. Last month, a judge threw out her discrimination case. Although 45 states allow women to breast-feed infants in any public or private location, many... Read More »

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