Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem


This week Marissa Mayer announced that she is pregnant with twins and will again be taking a paltry two week leave after their birth. Marissa Mayer Pregnancy Announcement Sets Workplace & Women’s Equality Back 10 Years. Marissa Mayer’s Two-Week Maternity Leave Is Bullsh*t.

The Skinny on Maternity Leave Laws


When it comes to maternity leave, most people expect that it is paid benefit offered by all employers when, in all actuality, it is not. Maternity leave will generally fall into one of two categories ; your typical maternity disability or medical leave and family medical leave (FMLA).

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Essential Power Tips For Parents Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave

Competitive Resumes

Leaving your little one at home is stressful enough without considering how the dynamics of your job may have changed while you were away on maternity leave. Here are some power tips for getting back into the swing of things after maternity leave.

6 Tips For Working Women With Families

Career Realism

6 Tips For Working Women With Families. Working women with families: Are you getting what you deserve at work? Women struggle with work and family issues, especially. Tips For Working Women With Families. Follow these tips for women in the workplace.

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Get All the Facts on Maternity Leave

Resume to Referral

“Mothers report being treated with kindness and respect during their leave, while others complain of being harassed by bosses, subjected to coworker complaints, and pressured to return to work early.&#. And for working women, the anxiety Having children can be a time of great joy. It can also be a time of major-league stress.

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work


It was hot news earlier this year that more and more companies are providing egg-freezing services for their employees and increasingly, millennial women are carefully planning the parenthood phase of their lives by taking these companies up on these services.

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7 things you don’t know about women and work

Penelope Trunk

One of the earliest pieces of advice I got when I started getting paid to write was to not write about women. magazine, and every time I wrote about women my editor deleted the section. And they fired me because the stuff I wrote geared toward women was off-topic. Women

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SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave

Evil HR Lady

However, they are generously letting me take 14 weeks of maternity leave (2 weeks paid, the rest unpaid). Surely allowing women to take the 6-8 weeks off is okay because giving birth necessarily means you are "disabled" for that time period. If it were me, I'd allow both male and female employees the 12 weeks of leave. Chances are, very few men will take the leave, so the company doesn't lose anything and they are protected from a potential discrimination lawsuit.

Marissa Mayer becomes CEO of Yahoo, and proves women cannot have it all

Penelope Trunk

She has announced she’ll take only two weeks maternity leave. My reaction: I’m so sick of people saying that women like Marissa Mayer are trailblazers when they take on huge corporate responsibility instead of taking care of young kids at home. Women

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Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!

Penelope Trunk

Which is why most women who have control over their lives don’t travel for work. So many women tell me they want to work part-time but they want to do work that’s fulfilling, that matters, that blah blah blah. I’ve already called those women out as full of s**t.

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Working During a Maternity Leave


However, it is not an ideal world and due to finances, insurance, or career goals many new moms need to continue working even while on leave. Family Medical Leave Act (or FMLA) laws vary by state, but generally women or men are able to take 12 weeks off work after the birth of a child.

10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

Career Realism

When we look closely at women in the business world, however, we may not have come as far as we think. Sure, women have made great strides in the corporate climate, but it appears we still do have a long way to go. Related: 7 Ways Women Can Achieve Happiness & Satisfaction In Their Careers. Here are ten things that have not changed all that much for working women. That’s great, but women are still expected to be in charge and delegate household responsibilities.

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What if Women Pioneered the Work World?

Ms. Career Girl

Had the professional world been pioneered by women rather than men, what would it look like? For women, at times everything seems to be a battle against the self, a constant learning or adjusting process and most notably a push and pull between the personal and professional responsibilities.

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DUDE VIEWS: On The Facebook/Apple Benefit of Covering Cost for Women to Freeze Eggs.

HR Capitalist

A guy to come in and analyze the recently decision by Facebook and Apple to cover the cost of women freezing their eggs. . It''s tough to recruit in the tech industry overall and both Apple and Facebook have trouble finding enough women candidates. Women - what did I miss?

Blueprint for a Woman's Life

Penelope Trunk

And I realized one day, while I had a particularly long car ride, that I am actually feeling like I know what women should be doing with their adult life. So, it makes sense that after getting to age 45 I am ready to tell all women how to live their adult life. Women

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Open letter to the guy who refuses to be the sole breadwinner

Penelope Trunk

I coach so many women who say they want career advice, but what they really want is permission to not work. These women can see that the jobs they always dreamed of having are not compatible with raising kids, ant that makes the work world feel very disappointing. Women

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male coworkers don’t believe I’m coming back after maternity leave

Ask A Manager

My all-male coworkers have started bombarding me with doubt when I mention that I will be returning after my maternity leave. ” I pointed out today how offensive it is to say these things to me when within our broader department, all the women are working mothers. male coworkers don’t believe I’m coming back after maternity leave was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

5 Reasons Having A Baby Won’t Ruin Your Career

Career Realism

Women have more career options than ever before and advancement in the workplace is guaranteed for those who work hard and are dedicated to their companies. Many women now are getting married later in life compared to a few decades ago in order to have established a promising career.

Confident Job Hunting…with Sherry Bevan [PODCAST – EP7]

Mildred Talabi

Sherry specialises in building women’s confidence for returning to work after a career break or maternity leave, but the advice she gives in this episode is great for anyone lacking confidence in their work life.

19 Female Founders & CEOs Working in HR Technology #HRTech


Practitioners are most likely working in a human resources capacity are women. To help increase the number of women in technology, Google created a coding education program for women. Called Women Techmakers , the program is no longer accepting applications due to its popularity. This fact alone makes me hopeful that women are finding success in whatever field they believe they need to be, technology included. Women in HR Technology.

Job Hunting When You Are Pregnant

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While it can be understandable that some employers are reluctant to hire someone who will likely be requesting maternity leave almost immediately, it’s not impossible to find those that are willing to hire a pregnant woman when she is the best candidate for the job.

5 Tips For Job Searching While You’re Pregnant

Career Realism

Although you don’t have to share that you are pregnant, keep in mind that when your employer finds out you’re going out on maternity leave in six months, they will feel like you took advantage of them. “I’ve

Working Mothers & What it Means to Be a Woman


*This post is sponsored by Kronos who is a proud supporter of International Women’s Day on March 8. Be sure to view the powerful video on women in history below. . Women can’t work and be a parent. Celebrating Women on March 8, Women’s International Day.

Who is the Happiest Woman You Know?

Careers Done Write

Coincidentally, as we prepare to celebrate our country’s independence, I found a most intriguing article by Anne-Marie Slaughter titled, Why Women Still Can’t Have it All. I encourage women and men to read this article. It’s not about women’s rights.

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work


It was hot news earlier this year that more and more companies are providing egg-freezing services for their employees and increasingly, millennial women are carefully planning the parenthood phase of their lives by taking these companies up on these services.

Ask for More – But How Much More? Five financial considerations before asking for a raise

Ms. Career Girl

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: Women today earn just 83 percent of the salary men receive, according to a 2017 Pew Research study. Whatever the reason, it’s essential for women to feel empowered to ask for more. The post Ask for More – But How Much More?

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The Dos and Don’ts Of The Office Christmas Party

Ms. Career Girl

Ostrich syndrome won’t cut it here; if you told Ruth in accounts that she’s weak for taking maternity leave, you’re in deep water. Interestingly, men are more likely to over-indulge than women, clocking in at 45% compared to 35%.

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New Mothers Returning to the Workforce - The Data is In

Careers Done Write

Census Bureau issued a report concerning working mothers, including levels of paid maternity leave and details of working mothers’ return to work. Well, it very positive that for the most part women are able to return to the workforce without losing ground in pay or job level. This report does not account for the women that chose to work in a position with less hours or responsibility. On November 10, 2011 the U.S.

Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?


While checking out some articles trending for International Women’s Day this past Sunday I came across this neat article in the Washington Post, “An unusual new policy for working mothers” in which they describe Vodafone Group’s new global maternity policy.

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UK vs America Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

The minimum amount of paid holiday leave British workers are entitled to by law is 6 weeks. Women in the UK are entitled to take 52 weeks for maternity leave by law, whereas women in the US are only entitled to take 12 weeks off work, this is without guaranteed pay.

Take risks to be your true self at work

Penelope Trunk

I intuitively knew to hide my kids when I started having them, because I had already had a rip-roaring career where I steered clear of women who doted on their kids. ( It’s always women, even today.) I made sure to take no maternity leave. (

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Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary


” However, the law does make exceptions for merit and seniority based pay scales and bonuses, provided that “pregnancy-related condition and protected parental, family and medical leave, shall not reduce seniority.”

Tips To Consider When Pregnant And Working

Professional Resume Services

One of the realities for women is that of being pregnant and working a full-time job. Find out what maternity leave will entail from that good friend in HR.

What you think about after you think about if you should give up career for kids

Penelope Trunk

I especially like the post that is an interview with a woman who couldn’t take maternity leave for either of her babies. Millennial women understand they will be leaning out in order to take care of kids.

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3 Ted Talks You Have to Watch

Ms. Career Girl

Dattner explains how workplace gender imbalance comes from the habit of valuing the key traits of men when we actually need to value the traits more prevalent in women. We need to ask why exactly should men and women should lead in equal measure.

How to pick a wife if you want to have kids

Penelope Trunk

The more money you earn, the more women you have to choose from. You cannot attract women who cannot live on your salary. Women want to marry someone who earns more than they do , even women with extremely high salaries.

From Finance to Bags

Career Shifters

I often thought about leaving, but the only opportunities I could see were doing the same thing at another company." My customers are of all ages, and include men, women and children. During my maternity leave I decided that I wanted to own my own business.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 5: I f on a PIP when I went on maternity leave, what happens when I return? I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP&# ) before I went out on maternity leave.

my April Fools prank backfired, should staff get bonuses for covering for someone on leave, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ll be more careful to leave work stuff out of any future April Fools days.”. Should staff get bonuses for covering when I’m on maternity leave? I am the executive director of a small nonprofit and I’m about to go on maternity leave for six weeks. I will also be checking email during the entire duration of my leave, so I don’t foresee them needing to make any high-level decisions without me or anything like that.

Why Every Female Executive Should be Over 40 & Childless


At age 30 and just a few weeks before my maternity leave was scheduled to begin my boss took me aside and asked me about my little bambino as he liked to call her. In fact, he suggested I take my maternity leave and not return back to work whatsoever.