Employers Can Benefit from Working Mothers' Leadership Skills
May 10, 2019 – A recent article from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) featured the 2018 Modern Family Index results on the motherhood penalty. The piece highlights key data points from the study, and quotes Bright Horizons CHRO Maribeth Bearfield about how employers need to create an environment that is supportive of working mothers and allows for continued growth and opportunity.
"Let's not be the deciders of the person's career," Bearfield said. "Instead, talk to that employee, talk to that woman and ask, 'What do you want to be involved in? How do we help you advance your career and integrate family and work?'"
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