11:37 am, July 15th | by Grace Rasmus
According to Slate, the more an employer does to support the needs of working moms, the more it costs to hire a mother. This increase in expenses could be preventing companies from hiring current mothers or young women who they assume might become mothers someday.
6:00 pm, June 18th | by Weiyu Li
Being single and childless only works out in some professions.
2:00 pm, June 10th | by Grace Rasmus
The new book Do Babies Matter? investigates the impact of motherhood on women in academia. (Spoiler alert: turns out babies do matter. A lot.)
11:29 am, June 6th | by Grace Rasmus
Later this month prime minister Shinzo Abe will reveal Japan’s “national growth strategy,” a series of structural reforms which hope to bolster Japan’s economy through “third arrow” Abenomics. The most crucial element of Abe’s strategy? Japanese women.
12:45 pm, May 10th | by Colette McIntyre
Casual Friday, /ka ‘ zhū-al frī ‘ dā/ n.
1. a trend wherein some offices celebrate a semi-reprieve from the constrictions of a formal dress code.
2. a bi-weekly street-style feature on The Jane Dough that showcases chic and fashionable local ladies on their ways to/from work.
12:20 pm, May 8th | by Colette McIntyre
Motherhood: the toughest job you’ll ever love (or is that the Army?). Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and we know that for us it’s a time to reflect on how much our mothers were able to do for us, while frequently working full time jobs outside the home.
1:30 pm, February 26th | by Meredith Lepore
This is not the best week for Marissa Mayer. After banning working from home at Yahoo, Marissa has now installed a nursery in her office. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal — I actually think it’s great that she’s bringing her son to work. However, she’s also making an exception for herself. I don’t think any of the other employees at Yahoo are allowed to have cribs next to their desks.
9:35 am, February 11th | by Meredith Lepore
Katie Holmes didn’t have an official presentation at New York Fashion Week, but her fashion line Holmes & Yang did schedule a private showing of the latest collection for press. However, the blizzard that hit New York on Friday meant early school closings for New York City kids, which includes little Miss Suri Cruise. I’m sure Holmes has a bevy of people on her staff who could have picked up her daughter, but instead she chose to do it herself.
6:45 pm, August 20th | by Amy Tennery
Is a working mom a healthier mom? According to one new report, yes.
2:30 pm, May 14th | by Amy Tennery
A quarter of working mothers say their coworkers “don’t understand” what it takes to balance work and family — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg with a new (and, frankly, kind of depressing) survey on moms with careers.