Friday, July 11, 2014

Reading on the Run: Articles of Interest to Working Moms

Successful working women keep track of important matters in the news. However, we are not one-dimensional. Some of us also want to keep up with celebrity gossip and fashion news too. Even in the era of the Internet and 24 hour news shows and E!, it can be challenging to keep up with everything.

Fortunately for you, I make it my job to keep up on articles of interest to working moms and when I find notable ones, I share them with you. Below are three that sparked my interest. They focus on the following topics:  workplace flexibility, fathers embracing more family duties. and the challenges working women experience in the workplace. 

The article suggests that although workplace flexibility started as a solution for working mothers, it’s an issue that affects all your employees. DUH! This may not be a novel concept. However, the article is well written and may help you in your quest to obtain a flexible work schedule.

This article discusses the challenges men have juggling work and family obligations. Although the work/life balance issue has been characterized as a woman’s issue, the truth is it’s an issue for any engaged parent who works.  Perhaps now that men can appreciate the challenge that women have long experienced Corporate America will adjust. 


I don't think any working mom will be surprised by the results of this study. It revealed that despite some progress, the gender wage gap is still a problem.  Even though in the last 25 years, the number of stay-at-home dads with a working mom doubled. The article suggests that raising the minimum wage could be an important step in helping women progress.  
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