What’s in it for me? Learn how to fulfill both your professional and family ambition.
Let’s face it. Our society’s workplaces weren’t designed for working mothers. In recent years, some employers have attempted to be more accommodating, but most of them still expect mothers to work full-time. On top of this, mothers routinely face naive stereotypes that treat motherhood as incompatible with the professional world.
Thanks to social obstacles like these, mothers who take time off to raise a child often struggle to reintegrate into employment. This needs to change. Mothers represent a wealth of talent that, currently, is untapped. But how to use this talent without compromising on caregiving?
By taking a closer look at the stereotypes of motherhood, these blinks will show you that having children doesn’t mean you need to put your life on hold, that mothers actually make for fantastic employees and business leaders, and that mothers can achieve career success without skimping on their parenting.
In these blinks, you’ll learn
- how persistent social signals disempower women;
- how to take advantage of your children to network; and
- why it’s so hard for parents to share care work equally despite their egalitarian ideals.