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The Heartbreaking Truth About Shift Work For Parents

The New York Times | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents

In a typical last-minute scramble, Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, scraped together a plan for surviving the mont...

Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.

Mission Possible: How to Thrive As a Working Mother of Young Children

Melissa Llarena | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Llarena

By letting ourselves get lost in appointments, meetings and obligations, we risk missing out on enjoying what's truly important in life. Here are four takeaways I've realized are crucial for thriving, especially for new moms who feel as though they have too much on their plates.

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

5 Things You Can Do to Boost Female Talent... Even If You're Not the CEO

Gail Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

The good news is that you don't have to be a CEO to make a significant impact. Here are five things any of us can do at your workplace to help ensure women attain better representation in leadership roles.

12 Steps To Help You 'E-Tox'

working mother | Posted 09.20.2013 | Parents

Written by Adina Kalish Neufeld for Working Mother Magazine I always knew I had an addictive personality. I dive into everything headfirst, have ne...

The No-Choice Generation

Janis Powers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Janis Powers

I've had a high-powered career, been a stay-at-home mother and returned to the workforce. As I read the media coverage about the challenges of working women in America, I have to wonder what would have happened if Atalanta and Young John had reunited... and had a baby

Christine Organ: A New Definition of Success

Christine Organ | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Christine Organ

Success is not a victory or result, but a perpetual state of mind. It is learning from external paradigms of accomplishment while listening to a compassionate inner voice.

Mackenzie Lawrence: Success Is...

Mackenzie Lawrence | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Mackenzie Lawrence

Success one day, for example, means my three kids and I have managed to make it through the day with only two spilled drinks, five arguments over what to watch on TV and three Phineas and Ferb Band-Aids (and maybe, just maybe, I was able to take a shower).

Jacki Zehner: Why I Can't Wait to Be 50!

Jacki Zehner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Jacki Zehner

o many of the women I know, myself included, at some point said, "enough." They were successful, they "had it all," only to realize that the "all" was a moving target.

Are Working Mothers Color Blind?

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Liz O'Donnell

Work life balance for working mothers is often thought of as equilibrium between career and family. But for mothers of school-aged children, balance is more like a three-legged stool than it is a two-sided scale. And school is the third leg of that stool.

Leaning in for Sanity

Jill Patir | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've come to believe that nothing truly prepares you for motherhood. We had the books, the support from our families, a fantastic doctor and a beautiful nursery. What I wasn't ready for was how I would feel once things settled down.

What Makes a Company a Great Place to Work?

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Robin Hardman

No company has 100 percent satisfied employees. Nonetheless, employees of companies on 'best places to work' lists often do seem happier with their jobs than those at other companies.

American Women Deserve the 'Kate Treatment'

Joan Williams | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

When women become pregnant in America, they face a strong possibility that their employers will fire them rather than permit more frequent bathroom breaks, place them on light duty, change their shifts, or allow them to work in departments that are "always looking for help."

The Woman With the Hammer

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Robin Hardman

There's the head of an entertainment company whose 12 words -- "One of every five CDs sold will be sold in our stores" -- helped take his company from $28 million to $200 million in three years.

Breaking the Cycle of Responsiveness at Work

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Am I the only one who feels work is simply a boundary-less continuum? Saturday feels simply a pause, not a stop time for work.

The 10 Best Companies For Working Moms

Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents

Working Mother magazine has released its 27th list of the best companies for moms who work outside the home. According to the magazine, the 100 busin...

Got Gender Shock? How to Get Over The End of Men

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Vincent O'Keefe

Does a stay-at-home dad volunteering at your children's school "startle" you? How about a female CEO? A male nurse? A female rugby player?

Being a Working Mother Is Hard -- That's Not News

Elizabeth English | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth English

If you are reaching for the C Suite, then you will probably not become the first grade room mother, attend every performance and game or be home every night for dinner. What being a high-achieving mother doesn't mean, however, is that your children will necessarily suffer emotionally

5 Life Lessons Kids Need To Learn Outside The Classroom

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

I have become acutely aware from my own professional experience that certain life lessons still remain to be taught to our kids -- critical lessons that we parents must take responsibility for.

Having it All

Vicky Tiel | Posted 10.07.2012 | Style
Vicky Tiel

Having It Allis a MINDSET for a woman. After that, Doing it All is a matter of working out the DETAILS.

Yahoo for YHOO's Pregnant CEO

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Morra Aarons-Mele

Many are commenting that Mayer's pregnancy is irrelevant. That the troubled company is lucky to have won Mayer over -- and I agree.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Crisis: Women Shoulder Too Many Responsbilities

Carol Evans | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Carol Evans

We want to be sure that the women who are caregiving for their elders get the attention and support they need-- in their jobs, in their communities and in their circle of friends.

Women are Wimps

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Is the GOP saying that women should expect to earn less because they default to parenting over work? Is this the party line? Because I know a lot of pretty ambitious Republican women who would disagree.

Sheryl Sandberg Is Living The Working Mother's Dream

Carol Evans | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Carol Evans

Sandberg's work-life balance is not easy to achieve, but she does manage it. She has proven her value to the company and can leave at 5:30 p.m., have dinner with her family and put her kids to bed.