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Women Breadwinners

Financial Tips For A Happy Marriage When She Earns More

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Money affects the power dynamics of any relationship, but how does that change when the woman is the breadwinner? Author Farnoosh Torabi researched...

In Praise of Breadwinning Moms On Mother's Day

Chris Routly | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

I think it's appropriate this Mother's Day to give a special thanks for the hard work that working mothers do every day, both outside of the home and for their families, too.

This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

When we give impoverished women a place at the global table of economic development, we take a firm stand in decreasing rates of child mortality and fostering health and prosperity in the developing world. This is something that is well worth celebrating on Mother's Day and supporting all year round.

Why Images of Women Keep Growing in Financial Ads

Karen Firestone | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

It's not enough to show women in their advertisements; the next step is for financial services firms to effectively engage women with products and services tailored to their needs and desires.

Trying To 'Have It All' As A Writer And Mom

Caren Chesler | Posted 05.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Caren Chesler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI know I should savor this time with my son, like a peppermint, but I can't help myself. If I've experienced something noteworthy, I want to write about it. And so I walk that tightrope all writers must walk: to live in the moment in order to experience life or to come out of the moment in order to write about it.

What High School Musical And Anne-Marie Slaughter Can Teach Us About Work Life Balance

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 05.24.2014 | TED Weekends
Liz O'Donnell

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI absolutely believe that we need policies and legislation that support working families, like paid sick days, affordable childcare and eldercare, family leave policies, and fair pay. But I also believe those of us who have the opportunity to make choices can better serve those of us who cannot, when we stop doing what we think we should do, and start doing what works for us

Can We Get It Right?

Tom Morris | Posted 05.21.2014 | TED Weekends
Tom Morris

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe live at a time that has many of its values positioned upside down. The least important things, we think and talk about the most, while, the most important things, we think and talk about the least. Current values force dedicated teachers, nurses, and blue-collar workers to live in obscure poverty, while young media entrepreneurs and entertainers compete for vast fame and fortune.

WATCH: This Woman Has A Powerful Reason For Wanting More Stay-At-Home Dads (Hint: It's About The Economy)

TEDTalks | Posted 05.21.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

annemarie slaughter

Why is it more prestigious to be a CEO than it is to take care of your family? Why aren't caregivers and breadwinners equally celebrated? And do women actually have more choices than men? Watch this provocative talk from public policy expert, wife and mother Anne-Marie Slaughter.

Is Sex Doomed?

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

These days, husbands and wives are closer than ever before, more respectful and more compatible. If people are less in lust, but more compatible in love, can we tolerate this trade-off?

5 Tips for Thriving As a Breadwinning Mom

Jennifer Owens | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Did the 5.1 million partnered breadwinning moms plan on being their family's primary earner? (I didn't.) Do they find it stressful? (I do.) What impact has it had on other parts of their lives, like housekeeping and parenting? (Not a lot, I'd say.)

What Makes Breadwinning Moms Happy?

Carol Evans | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Carol Evans

The slow but steady advancement of women into higher paying positions and careers means that breadwinning moms will most likely continue their current growth trajectory. This can be a win/win social development if dads continue to take more responsibility at home .

For Daughters, Is Babysitting the First Step on the Mommy Track?

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

By endorsing my daughter's entry into the babysitting business so unconsciously, was I contributing to the cycle of gender discrimination when it comes to childcare and housekeeping?

5 Things That Kept Me Sane When My Life Teetered On The Edge

Kristy Campbell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Kristy Campbell

Keeping a positive, emotional balance is crucial in order to succeed when life has pushed you to the edge. You have to actively keep your mind in the right place in order to continue moving forward.

Women Breadwinners: Less Satisfied in Marriage?

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Sandra Shpilberg

Let's just recognize that our society is in the midst of a massive change when it comes to marriage, the composition of our workforce and our roles in the household. Thankfully, our generation has taken to question, bend and reform many of the traditional norms; the Breadwinning Woman is a result of this reshaping.

To All My Daughters: A Response to 'She Can Play That Game Too'

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Now with women pursuing the same achievements, casual sex has become gender-neutral, as the Times reminded us -- with more than a little worry in its tone.

A False Dawn for Mother Breadwinners

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Margaret Ryznar

This would be a different story if the numbers showed that 40 percent of married households had a female breadwinner.

How Women Are Best Positioned for the Economic Recovery

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Mary Buffett

We find ourselves, as a society, at one of the greatest pivot points in our nation's history. The jobs of the future -- those high-paying jobs that on balance will drive families into the middle class and beyond -- will favor women.

Housework Gap Fuels the Wage Gap

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

With so many American families relying on female breadwinners to contribute at least some part of the necessary income to maintain their households, it's imperative we close the both the housework gap and the wage gap, and help women access the top salaries.

WATCH: Stay-At-Home Dads Talk About Their Changing Roles

Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents

Ahead of Father's Day this weekend, HuffPost Live host Caitlyn Becker spoke with a panel of stay-at-home dads about how their roles have changed over ...

7 Tips for Breadwinner Wives Feeling the Strain

Next Avenue | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Women who earn more than their husbands in midlife often get an unwanted bonus: tension in their marriage. Here’s how to...

I Promise Not to Be Cheery If You Promise to Stop Stereotyping

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

If you're a woman in the workplace, you need to stop smiling. Why? Because according to a just-released study, "women [leaders] who looked cheerful were judged to be less willing to lead" than men who displayed similar emotions.

Helping Moms In Need Climb The Professional Ladder

Joi Gordon | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact
Joi Gordon

With the recent release of a new report by the Pew Research Center, the working mother has come under increased scrutiny in the public eye. Media outl...

'Men Are Designed To Be The Breadwinners,' Says Radio Host

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

The men of Fox News aren't the only guys deeply concerned about new Pew Research Center data showing that working mothers are now the primary breadwin...

The Breadwinner Complex: Are Women Apologizing For Earning More Than Their Husbands?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While men seem to welcome the existence of dual income households, and marriages marked by (mostly) shared responsibilities, there's a hitch: The guys still want to be the primary breadwinner. That is, she can bring home the bacon, so long as it's not all of it.

WATCH: Why Submission Isn't As Hot As Equality

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

The idea of a woman being the breadwinner in a relationship is hardly new: A 2012 study found that the majority of American women are now the primary ...