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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

Improving Family Life Might Start at Work

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Not spending as much time as you should with your kids? A little boost from your boss could solve that problem. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees' personal and family lives had big payoffs at home. The workplace intervention... Read more

Working Moms By the Numbers

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The recent revival of the Young v. UPS case brought pregnant workers' rights front and center. Should they be entitled to the same workplace accommodations given to similarly restricted workers? Yes, the Supreme Court ruled, although Young will have to take her case back down to the Fourth Circuit. Why the fixation on a case... Read more

The Most Progressive Maternity Policy We've Seen Yet

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Reduced hours on a full salary? Sixteen weeks of paid time off, minimum? It's the maternity leave policy of dreams. And one telecommunications company is making it worldwide company policy by the end of the year. Vodafone Group announced a global minimum for its maternity leave policy on Friday, mandating all 30 of its companies... Read more