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The Power of Motherhood: Supporting Maternal Talent in the Workforce

May 13, 2024
Sarah Richardson
Summary
The article "The Power of Motherhood: Supporting Maternal Talent in the Workforce" by Sarah Richardson and Isala Gray discusses the professional challenges faced by mothers due to biases and systemic barriers. It highlights the motherhood penalty, which results in reduced pay and perceived competence, and points out the need for employers to support maternal talent via inclusive policies, flexible work arrangements, and considering the dual demands on working mothers. The authors suggest ways employers can help, such as implementing family-friendly benefits and fostering an environment that values caregiving openly. The piece advocates for a shift towards recognizing and leveraging the skills of mothers in the workplace to foster an equitable and supportive work culture.
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