The Work-Life Equation Podcast Episode 27: The Motherhood Penalty is Real

It’s not your imagination — the Motherhood Penalty is real. Listen to real moms talk real experiences. And get the not-so-surprising secret from Bright Horizons CHRO Maribeth Bearfield — that the very thing you feel might be holding you back (motherhood!) turns out to be your biggest asset.

You can also listen to this podcast episode on SoundCloud, Apple, Google, and Stitcher.

Resources: The Motherhood Penalty is Real

  • 2:20: This year’s Modern Family Index research shows:
  • Moms face a motherhood penalty at work
  • Women are afraid to tell their bosses when they become pregnant
  • 5:15: Skills mom use at home transfer naturally to leadership positions at work:
  • Calm in a crisis
  • Multitasking
  • Scheduling
  • Diplomacy
  • Being team players
  • 12:30: Read the Bright Horizons CHRO Maribeth Bearfield USA Today interview on the Modern Family Index.

More Episodes