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Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.

Paid Sick Time - Crucial for Keeping Families Afloat, and Good for the Employers' Bottomline

MotherWoman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...

Impossible Decisions: Choosing Between the Job We Need and the Family We Love

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

By Jennifer Shiao Page Last year, I made a career change and I'm now working for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. But prior to that I had an...

Making History: The White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The idea of having a White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility would have been beyond anything I could have imagined when a literally handful of us c...

Peaceful Revolution: Facing Up to the Consequences of Paying Lip Service to the "Work/Life" Agenda

Juliet Bourke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Bourke

We may title policies "work/life," but what we really mean is "work/family," and those who get pride of place even in this group are parents.

Women's Labor and Infertility

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Released from old biological constraints, women have flooded the universities and climbed career ladders, redefining "women's work" by expanding it to include just about every field, and doubling our national talent pool.

A Family-Friendly Recession?: Cut Hours, Not Jobs

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elizabeth Gregory

During a recession, gains for women earned through years of effort may be swept away in the undertow of layoffs, when flexibility and diversity efforts suddenly disappear.

Never Done and Under Paid

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

This year Labor Day and Women's Equality Day bookend the week: a timely conjunction, since tension over what properly constitutes women's work is the crux of much of our current public discourse.

Births Up -- No, Down!: Stats and the Politics of Fertility Anxiety

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Gregory

Anxiety helps put pressure on women to have babies now, at whatever age -- along with the recent highly politicized decreases in access to birth control, especially for younger women.