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An Unthinkable Choice

December 17, 2013
By Alicia Gay Asia Myers, a pregnant woman expecting a baby girl in less than a month, works for an employer that forced her to make an unthinkable choice between a healthy pregnancy and her paycheck. Early in her pregnancy, Asia suffered from complications serious enough for her doctor to put her...
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Moguls, Moms & Maids: From Wall Street to Main Street

December 13, 2013
Last Sunday’s New York Times article “ Wall Street Mothers, Stay-Home Fathers ” may focus on a small but growing sliver of couples in the privileged world of Wall Street, but there is a message in there for all working parents: stay-at-home fathers are not like stay-at-home mothers, and actually,...
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Black Thursday, a.k.a. Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013
By Elizabeth Johnston and Liz Watson , National Women's Law Center Cross-posted from NWLC's blog For Walmart workers, this year Black Friday starts on Black Thursday, the day also known as Thanksgiving. Being open on Thanksgiving is actually nothing new for Walmart. What is new is that Black Friday...
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Generation Zero—Why Millennials, And All of Us, Need Family-Friendly Laws

November 26, 2013
A survey of recent University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduates reveals that many young adults are planning to solve the work/family crunch by removing family from the equation. Only 42% of the undergraduate class of 2012 plans to have children, compared to 78% of the class of 1992,...
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Goldman Sachs New 'Saturday' Rule is Beyond Ridiculous

November 18, 2013
What happens when Wall Street tries to give “flexibility” to their overworked employees? Something so ridiculous and astonishing, you’ll wonder if it’s straight out of the front page of The Onion . Something taken right from our speaking engagements when we give examples of the crazy things...
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Kids? What Kids? A Working Woman's Bluff

November 11, 2013
At a recent business dinner, I was seated next to a woman who had founded a venture-backed startup. Her company was about four years old, and had raised tens of millions of dollars. I’m an editor-at-large for Inc and Inc.com. At Inc, we write about entrepreneurs, and about burnout. So I asked her...
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Must Be Nice... Wish I Had a Kid

October 30, 2013
If you've not only heard about - but really thought about - the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance that was just passed in San Francisco, you know what we're getting at with this title. If you're still celebrating the legislation that will go into effect on January 1, 2014, you may want to stop...
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An Open Letter to the Employers of America

September 20, 2013
Listen-up employers of America…I’m going to give you five reasons why you should hire more of us – the women who want to work, yet need to be at school for pick-up at three o’clock.
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Author of "Maxed Out" talks about why American moms are on the brink

September 9, 2013
A few months ago, I received a note from a longtime friend, Joan Blades (co-founder of MomsRising ) introducing us to Katrina Alcorn . Joan thought we might support each others’ work, and it turns out that yes, supporting each others’ work was indeed a no brainer. I learned about the book Katrina...
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When Opting Out Doesn't Work, and Leaning In Makes You Nuts

September 5, 2013
Ten years ago, a group of high-powered women quit their jobs to stay home with their kids full-time. They got tons of media attention, including a segment on 60 Minutes . Writer Judith Warner recently caught up with them in a cover story for The New York Times magazine. The story didn’t look at the...
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