Mothers/ Motherhood

How We Flex

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News Article
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How We Flex
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Working Mother Magazine

For working mothers, flexibility makes the world go round. It's that extra strrrrrrretch that allows us to deliver: for a manager, a child or a partner. Working moms don't just value choices in how to manage our time--we rely on them.

Flex for All!

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Brief
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Flex for All!
Source: 
Working Mother Magazine

Infographic showing how much difference a flexible corporate culture makes in the lives and work attitudes of moms

Why 43% of Women With Children Leave Their Jobs, and How to Get Them Back

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News Article
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Why 43% of Women With Children Leave Their Jobs, and How to Get Them Back
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The Atlantic

Parents could take on freelance, deadline-driven projects for companies.

The Telecommuting Tribe: Working from home can be great for staffers and employers if it is done right. We tell you how.

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News Article
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The Telecommuting Tribe: Working from home can be great for staffers and employers if it is done right. We tell you how.
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Working Mother

When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned working from home earlier this year, working parents were outraged. Mayer’s 11,000 employees notwithstanding, a new Working Mother Research Institute survey finds that telecommuting is thriving nationwide.

2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

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News Article
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2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies
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Working Mother Magazine

Family-friendly benefits and flexible cultures are the norm at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies. Translation: Parent employees get home in time for dinner, working moms get to the C-Suite and paid maternity leave is a given.

Child Care At Mom's Expense

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News Article
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Child Care At Mom's Expense
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The Daily Beast

When women calculate the cost of child care against their salary alone, everybody loses out

Traditional Gender Roles Persist Despite Progress In Flexible Working

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Newsletter
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Traditional Gender Roles Persist Despite Progress In Flexible Working
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WorkingMums Magazine

"Less than a quarter of dads work flexibly and only four percent work part time despite flexible work legislation applying equally to mums and dads, according to a major survey by Workingmums.co.uk and sponsored by Care.com, the world's largest online care destination."

Women Over 50 Hit By ‘Triple Whammy’ Of Work, Childcare & Social Care

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News Article
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Women Over 50 Hit By ‘Triple Whammy’ Of Work, Childcare & Social Care
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HR Review


"Thousands of women in their 50s are having to balance work and care or are being pushed out of work altogether, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR. The so-called 'sandwich generation' -- who are caring for both their grandchildren and their elderly parents -- are taking career breaks to become full-time carers and then finding it impossible to get another job before their own retirement age, according to the new report, which is part of a major IPPR project on the 'Condition of Britain'."

How Women Can Integrate Career, Family And Life

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Blog
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How Women Can Integrate Career, Family And Life
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Boston.com

"Is it really possible to integrate career, family, and life? Of course several factors are at play. You have to find a system that works for you, but I have found it is possible. Yes, it is a juggling act. And yes, you have to learn to ask for what you want. Thankfully there is a book on this subject that I highly recommend, The Orange Line: A woman's guide to integrating career, family, and life. I interviewed one of the authors, Jodi Ecker Detjen, to get her insight."

No Dad? No Problem. Meet the Moms Who Opt In Forever—and Aren’t Complaining

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News Article
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No Dad? No Problem. Meet the Moms Who Opt In Forever—and Aren’t Complaining
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The Daily Beast

They work. They raise their kids. And they do it all solo. For the growing ranks of older single moms, opting out doesn't compute. Paula Szuchman on the choice to opt in.

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