Busted: 3 Myths About Moms In The Workplace

  • Transparency: a behind-the-scenes look at my day-to-day.
  • Inclusion: bringing others along on the journey.

3 Myths About Moms In The Paid Labor Force

Question:

Answer:

  • Map out your morning routine
  • Plan meals ahead of time
  • Schedule downtime
  • Delegate chores

Myth #1: Mommy’s job is just for purses and shoes

Myth #2: Moms are less committed to their jobs than other employees

Myth #3: Moms need to change their behavior and expectations to succeed at work

  1. Redefine what it means to be a “good mom.” Hint: There’s more than one way.
  2. Obviate mommy bias by embedding equity into the employee lifecycle.
  • What do you value? (Productivity, profit, wellbeing?)
  • Whom do you value? (Caretakers, single employees, fathers?)
  • How do you value them? (Compensation, recognition, promotions?)

To summarize, we need to:

  1. Recognize that moms’ wages support millions of US households
  2. Acknowledge that moms drive superior business results
  3. Change systems to be equitable by default

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