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Resume Advice After a Career Break: An Interview with iRelaunch

June 1, 2011
I noticed that a number of people find my blog because they are searching for information on dealing with a gap in their resume due to time out of the workforce to care for family. They land on this post, How to Explain Gap in Resume: Caring for Family or…Coma? , which tells the story of one mother...
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How to Ask for a Telecommute Arrangement

May 25, 2011
I recently met Ruth Martin from MomsRising.org at a work life policy panel discussion put on by the Younger Women’s Task Force: DC Chapter . As I listened to Ruth talk about MomsRising and their grassroots efforts to bring greater work schedule flexibility to mothers, she quickly won my respect. In...

Social Security on the Rocks: What's at Stake for Younger Women

May 20, 2011
For many young working women, retirement security rests at the bottom of a lengthy priority list loaded with seemingly more pressing concerns. These include finding a satisfying, well-paying job, negotiating a raise and, for many, juggling family responsibilities with career advancement. Social...
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Wal-mart and the Supreme Court: Can the SCOTUS Women Help Achieve Fair Pay?

May 18, 2011
A couple of months ago, I wondered what would happen for about 1.5 million women when the Supreme Court got its hands on the class-action, gender-discrimination lawsuit against corporate giant Wal-Mart. That's the approximate number of plaintiffs in the case who have alleged they've been victims of...
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Hey, Bosses! Get Your Bonuses by Treating Work-Life Like an Asset!

May 18, 2011
When short-term business goals conflict with high-minded work-life programs, work-life loses. Profits vs. flextime; team goals vs. job sharing; when deadlines are driving dollars, it’s all hands on deck, compressed workweeks be damned. Now, a new study by Alexandra Beauregard , of the London School...

The Hot Mommas Project Financial Literacy Teaching Tools

May 11, 2011
Cross-Posted from The Hot Mommas Project Blog A few weeks ago I spoke on a panel at the Feminist Majority’s Women, Power & Money Summit held in partnership with the YWCA. My job was to represent the "business side" of things. Aside from selling Amway when I was 11, or picking Baby Bell stocks...
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It’s Time for a Family Friendly America

May 10, 2011
By Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families Mother’s Day. It’s a day when we shower the mothers in our lives with well-deserved compliments and gifts that show our appreciation. The heartfelt thanks, expressed in cards, flowers and chocolates...
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Research Roundup from the Institute for Women's Policy Research: Mother's Day Edition

May 6, 2011
In time for Mother's Day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, a leading think tank in the U.S. focusing primarily on domestic women’s issues, released a compilation of recent IWPR research findings that illustrate the current status of women, especially mothers, in the U.S. When IWPR posted...
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Workplace Flexibility: Vital for Working Mothers & Mothers-to-be

May 4, 2011
Crossposted from WorkingMother.com One of the most important things a workplace can do to support working mothers and mothers-to-be is to provide for flexibility. In my last few blogs for WorkingMother.com I’ve mentioned the difficulties I’ve faced while working full-time and being pregnant. Early...
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Working Parents: How Are You Doing? (Survey)

May 2, 2011
I just put together a very simple survey about working parents and stress. It takes only 3 minutes to complete. If you're a parent and you work to help support your family, here's what I'd like you to do: 1. Take the survey . 2. Share the survey (or this post) with everyone you know. 3. Come back...
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