On Gender Diversity

On Gender Diversity

Did you know that when a corporate culture invests specifically in gender diversity, it can close a woman’s ambition gap and increase the number of women seeking job promotion?

Women have as much career aspirations as men do, but only 69 percent of senior women say they’ll reach the C-suite, as opposed to 86 percent of their male peers. Favorable cultural factors are significant considerations that can support or inhibit women’s advancement in the workplace. 

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How to be a Great Mom and Have a Great Career

How to be a Great Mom and Have a Great Career

We have entered a time of unprecedented pressure on parents, especially mothers, to be actively engaged in parenting nearly around the clock. There is very little evidence to support the notion that this extreme level of parental activity improves children’s outcomes. Actually, there’s evidence to suggest just the opposite: that “helicopter” parenting increases anxiety and decreases resiliency.

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The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work

The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work

I came across this Op-Ed piece in the NY Times and couldn’t help but keep nodding my head. The motherhood bias at work is real. I’ve experienced it. Many women have experienced it. I have experienced it. But it is one that we don’t talk about. And this is what our MomWarrior Conference in September is focusing on, and we are hoping that by opening up the dialogue around this bias, we are able to spark change in the right direction. #momtoo

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ARTICLE: The New Midlife Crisis for Women - Why (and How) It's Hitting Gen X Women

ARTICLE: The New Midlife Crisis for Women - Why (and How) It's Hitting Gen X Women

When I read this article by Ada Calhoun, it rocked me to my core. Thoughts and questions I have been thinking about were finally said out loud. YES! I'm not alone! There's still a lot to unpack and I've read this article numerous times. I'm not quite 40 yet, but I can certainly relate to a lot of the musings by Ada. At the end of the day as I look at my life, I am blessed. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. But would I have it any other way? Some days yes, some days no. Nevertheless, I am grateful for it - the mess, the fights, the real moments, and the laughs. It is, after all, what makes us human - Gen X or not.

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ARTICLE: The Secret Society Of Parents From Tech’s Biggest Companies

ARTICLE: The Secret Society Of Parents From Tech’s Biggest Companies

This is an article published this month in Fast Company by Amy Henderson, CEO of TendLab. I've had the great pleasure of meeting Amy - I am a huge advocate of her work. Read on to see how she and an amazing tribe of women are helping create paradigm shifts for working mothers in tech companies. (Tet)

“Many mothers [however] are forced to make choices they’d rather not make. According to research cited in Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, 43% of women leave the workforce when they become mothers for an average of two years (this of course varies depending on position, education, and financial situation). And many of these mothers would rather remain working or return to work sooner, but they can’t find employment that will accommodate their needs.”

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The Gender Pay Gap: A Complex Issue with Real Solutions

The Gender Pay Gap: A Complex Issue with Real Solutions

A thought-leadership piece by Tet Salva, Founder & CEO of MomWarrior.

“We’ve had wins, but there is definitely more room for closing the chasm. For one, this is the type of issue where data cannot be generalized. Instead, it needs to become more specific - dissected by geographical location, industry, race, and job class. We need to understand the root causes and the why’s before we can fully create a holistic solution.”

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ARTICLE: Why Millennial Women Need to Stop Breaking the Glass Ceiling

ARTICLE: Why Millennial Women Need to Stop Breaking the Glass Ceiling

“The very concept of a glass ceiling is broken, it only exists if women agree to the rules of growth that men established. Agreeing to it keeps women trapped in a false image of their potential" says scientist and entrepreneur Heidi Dangelmeirer. "The glass ceiling keeps females locked in a paradigm where men hand out the permission slips to female progress.”

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