Work - Life Balance

Women [and men] today are seeking greater flexibility in their jobs to balance more effectively their work and family responsibilities. Lack of such arrangements often forces women to opt out of pursuing their career goals. When they return to work, women find themselves at a disadvantage in terms of earnings, opportunities and promotions. Employers who adopt more flexibility in the workplace allow women and men to lead more productive and effective lives.

Looking to Women in America for Solutions

*By Kate Meyer

Last week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, hosted a White House Webchat to highlight findings from the recently released report Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. Here at NCRW we were thrilled to see Jarrett and Bansal advocating for the same policies and programs that are on our agenda.


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Access to Paid Sick Days Less Common Among Workers of Color

New Report! Leaves That Pay

This just in!  Eileen Applebaum from the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Ruth  Milkman have released findings from their latest report, Leaves that Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences with Paid Family Leave in California. In addition to new data and analysis on experiences with California's unique Paid Family Leave program, Applebaum and Milkman also offer a handy timeline of leave policymaking at the state and federal level as well as data on access to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For instance, did you know that FMLA’s coverage is limited to only about half of all workers, and less than a fifth of all new mothers? 


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Mass Career Customization: Customizing Career Paths to Grow Critical Talent

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05/22/2008

Mass Career Customization:
Customizing Career Paths to Grow Critical Talent

Thursday, May 22, 2008
8:00 – 10: a.m.

The National Council for Research on Women and Catalyst hosted a gathering of executive leaders to explore Mass Career Customization, an innovative approach to talent management.

Featuring Authors of the best-selling business book, Mass Career Customization, Cathy Benko, Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte LLP and Anne Weisberg, Director, Deloitte Services LP.

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Ask A Working Woman Survey 2010: Working America and AFL-CIO

 Working America and the AFL-CIO recently launched the 2010 Ask a Working Woman survey. A similar survey has been done every 2 years, and in 2008, the survey illicited 12,000 responses - a number Working America and AFL-CIO would like to match this year.


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NATIONAL PARENTS' DAY FORUM: The Alternatives to Marriage Project asks, are “traditional” families a myth?

July 23, 2009 posted by Hunter McCord*

When we close our eyes and think of a family, most of us will assign to it the image of a different-sex married couple and their children. But when we open our eyes, we immediately notice that families vary in numerous ways—by income, marital status, number/presence of children or partners, etc. Recent studies confirm the diversity of families in the United States (US). Almost 40% of children today are born to unmarried mothers, and nearly 40% of different-sex unmarried households include children. Furthermore, fewer than half of all households in the US are headed by a married couple. It is time to broaden our consideration of what constitutes a family today.


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