The Work-Life Equation 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.

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.

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