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Fewer Moms Take Maternity Leave Than You'd Think

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A full year of paid leave? Offices accommodating newborns? Not the reality for most working moms. Despite the slew of parental perks we've seen from larger companies recently, data from the Department of Labor shows that one in four new moms return to work just two weeks after having a baby.... Read more

Infants In The Workplace: Would You Sign Up For The Program?

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We say it again and again: the 12 weeks of federally-mandated (but not necessarily paid) maternity leave is less than ideal. Some companies have done employees a solid and extended it -- most recently Netflix, offering a full year of paid leave. But other companies -- about 200 nationwide -- are... Read more

Is Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Bad For Women?

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In case you were completely away from the interweb last week, I'll catch you up real quick: Netflix announced that it is offering its employees -- male and female -- unlimited, paid parental leave following a birth or adoption. Everyone has gone nuts over this news. It's a sign of things to come.... Read more

Pumping On A Business Trip? IBM Has You Covered

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Big news from Big Blue: IBM plans to launch a new service to ship breast milk from moms traveling on business trips home to their babies. Like several other companies, IBM is seeking to improve its female retention rates (although the corporation has seen a 562 percent increase in the number of women executives since... Read more

Building A Breast Milk Stash Before You Go Back To Work

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

The Unbearable Loneliness Of Pumping

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going... Read more

Why I Support Working Moms Setting (And Adjusting) Their Own Breastfeeding Goals

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to... Read more

TED Makes Big Change To Accommodate Working Moms

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One very innovative organization is working to correct a very backwards policy. Jessica Jackley, author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least, was asked to leave the three-day TEDWomen Conference in Monterey, California.  She had brought her nursing infant along to the conference -- which celebrates the accomplishments of... Read more

Postbaby Chores Still Fall to Mom, Study Finds

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Think that most couples can (and should) equally share diaper duty? A new study released by researchers at Ohio State University shows that we still have a long way to go. The study asked 182 different-sex couples to fill out "time diaries" that recorded their daily activities on workdays and non-workdays. The couples first kept these diaries during the third... Read more

Family Size on the Rise for Highly Educated Women

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Highly-educated women (think postgrads and beyond) are going against the grain. While studies show the US birth rate continues to shrink, especially among millennials, a new Pew Research Center analysis shows women with a higher education are actually having more kids. Over the last two decades, the number of educated women... Read more