It’s amazing that some offices have pingpong tables and pet friendly policies, but have done so little to support working mothers, writes the CEO of Creative Class Group.
High-powered jobs in tech meant Jaleh Bisharat couldn’t spend as much time with her daughter as she would have liked. Now that her daughter is grown, Bisharat asks her for her impressions of a childhood with a busy working mother.
By Jaleh Bisharat (VP of Marketing, oDesk)
At 17, I boarded a plane in Tehran, to do something few Iranian girls did. Instead of getting married at that age like my mother, I braved a 6,000-mile journey for a Harvard education, and ultimately a career.
That career has been fulfilling, but I’ve asked myself that familiar guilty question: what effect has this had on my daughter?
I’m starting to find out.
I invest in women because I believe in their ideas. I get their ideas.
By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)
I am taking this Monday off to write on the weekly Woman Entrepreneur of the week. Figuring it is Labor Day and most of us are taking the day off so I am going to too. Instead I am going to write about why we should support women entrepreneurs.
I have written about my career before. The dots have connected as I have learned from each and every step I have taken particularly the steps where I have failed. My career has not been your classic slow move up the ladder. As most women that I have talked to over the past few years, and the many of them
Don’t be fooled by Atlantic headlines or even perhaps your social circle. The question is not if but how.
By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)
Since a picture’s worth a thousand words, this blog post can be short.
Take a look at the below chart from the US Department of Health and Human Services website.
Many, many American women to the tune of tens of millions are today working full-time while caring for their children under 18. This number has increased nearly 50% in the last 40 years.
The attention drawn by the Anne-Marie Slaughter piece and others are distracting people from this reality.