Monthly Archives: July 2013

What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions- Getting Your Accomplishments Recognized?

None of my supervisors seem to pay attention to—or at least remember—my accomplishments. My male coworkers don’t seem to have this problem. But when I try to remind my colleagues, I just see all these “who do you think you are?” faces staring back at me. What can I do to get recognition without looking […]

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What We’re Reading

Is work-life fatigue holding you back? Related, European women are picking up the second shift, too. Royal baby alert! Did you know that Prince William, like all U.K. fathers, is receiving paid paternity leave? The Atlantic discusses the telecommuting gender gap and its implications for advancement. “To want to break into the boys’ club because […]

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Happy Birthday, ADA!

Expectant mothers risk losing their jobs, their babies, or both when employers deny them pregnancy accommodations at work – accommodations as modest as the right to carry a water bottle due to persistent pregnancy-related urinary tract infections or the right to take more frequent bathroom breaks due to nausea. “We don’t pay you to pee,” […]

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What We’re Reading

Three cheers for Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in Congress, who rolled out their new economic agenda for women and families on Thursday! Children’s storybook characters “often inhabit a bygone, male breadwinner-female homemaker era.” Eager to appeal to women voters, male politicians are shooting campaign ads in their kitchens. The results? Mixed. Techies and attorneys, […]

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What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions – Flexibility

I’m fortunate to work at a company that offers flexible working arrangements, and since the birth of my first child, I’ve worked from home part-time. I’m still a committed employee producing high caliber work, but I’m being given less challenging assignments, and my supervisor no longer discusses the possibility of advancement with me. I really […]

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What We’re Reading

The Nation on the importance of work-family balance provisions for men. Related, when it comes to paternity leave, do your beliefs and behavior line up? Young adults are favoring a dual-income marriage model now more than ever. Did you know that one third of mothers working in restaurants earn sub-minimum wages? The Washington Post reports […]

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