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Eight Strategies | For Parents, From Parents:

Working from Home with Children at Home\ By Amel Zahid. Originally published on Medium. In the past, most of us have been familiar with working from home and have had little to no trouble making it effective. Along comes 2020 — the new year, bringing with it new challenges. Working parents, especially, have been thrown a curveball with Covid-19’s threat looming high above our heads. With “shelter-in-place,” a majority of workplaces and schools have either shifted to remote operations or c ...

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The Secret Society Of Parents From Tech’s Biggest Companies

By Amy Henderson. Originally published on Fast Company. In 2009, Vanessa Loder’s career was thriving, she was an ambitious Stanford MBA grad and vice president at a leading private equity firm. But then she had an epiphany. “I suddenly realized that I’d been climbing the wrong ladder,” she says. Loder had been so committed to breaking the glass ceiling that she’d never questioned her definition of success. And once she started to question it, she didn’t stop. She quit her job to study min ...

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How One Mom Changed Lyft’s Paid Family Leave Policy

And the national organizing initiative helping others do the same at their workplaces. By Rebecca Gale. Originally posted on Slate.com. With little fanfare, Lyft recently significantly expanded the amount of time its workers will be able to take paid family and medical leave, one of a small but growing number of U.S. companies stepping up to meet the needs of the modern workforce. Though a majority of children are now being raised in families where all parents work, only a handful—14 perc ...

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7 Steps To Fight For Better Paid Leave In Your Workplace, From The Mom Who Expanded Leave At Lyft.

By Mary Beth Ferrante. Originally published on ForbesWomen. We are at a cultural precipice. Working a typical 9 to 5 job and ascending through the ranks is a thing of the past. For many, finding their path forward means melding the demands of career and parenthood. When companies aren’t readily prepared to take the leap and adjust policy to suit the needs of working parents, innovative and trailblazing employees are taking matters into their own hands and jumping first.  Be ...

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This is How to Know If a Company Really Supports Parents

Working parenthood in America really is as hard as it feels, but how can businesses give families the support they need? By Cristina Tcheyan When my second child was born, I had a significantly harder time getting back into a groove than I did the first time around. While maternity leave had been easier in many ways, returning to full-time work as a mother of two was much more challenging. Why couldn’t I get it together? Part of me feared the problem was with me, but I also had a sneak ...