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How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women, at Work and Home
November Virtual Conference

How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women, at Work and Home

Throughout the pandemic, women are the ones who’ve borne the brunt of the distress. The recent Women in the Workplace survey by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org found that one in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce, largely because of the critical shortage of childcare. An alarming number have already […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 13, 2020

Job Flexibility: How It Can Be a Lifesaver for Families
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Job Flexibility: How It Can Be a Lifesaver for Families

As working parents struggle to cope with the profound stresses of the pandemic era, one of the most important accommodations they need from their employers is flexibility. Parents are asking to do their work at odd hours, in different ways, and with sensible expectations. That’s fair enough in theory, but how to make such changes […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 2, 2020

America’s Child-Care Crisis: ‘a Humanitarian Disaster’
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America’s Child-Care Crisis: ‘a Humanitarian Disaster’

As the pandemic drags on with little government support in sight for families with child-care needs, Marianne Cooper, a senior research scholar with Stanford University’s VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, has faced this nagging thought: “I don’t think America loves its children, and I’m starting to think it hates its parents.” Cooper, who has long […]

BY Emily Nonko | November 23, 2020

Will the Pandemic Bring More Help for Working Parents?
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Will the Pandemic Bring More Help for Working Parents?

HP, the tech company, has operations in Wuhan, China, so its managers had an early warning when COVID-19 began affecting business as early as January. Something that struck the company early on was feedback from its employees around the world: caregivers, from parents to grandparents, were struggling as their care arrangements were disrupted by the […]

BY Emily Nonko | November 22, 2020

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