Inclusion

Maternity Leave and Employment Patterns of First-Time Mothers: 1961-2008

Half of First-Time Mothers Receive Paid Leave, Census Bureau Reports
 
Fifty-one percent of working women who had their first birth between 2006 and 2008 received paid leave (i.e. maternity leave, sick leave, vacation) compared with 42 percent between 1996 and 2000, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
This finding comes from Maternity Leave and Employment Patterns of First-Time Mothers: 1961-2008, a report that analyzes trends in women's work experience before their first child, identifies their maternity leave arrangements before and after the birth and examines how rapidly they returned to work.
 
"The last three decades have seen major changes in the work patterns of expectant mothers," said Lynda Laughlin, a family demographer at the Census Bureau.
URL: 
http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p70-128.pdf

Report of the Sixth Annual National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL(R)) and The NAWL Foundation(R) released the results of their sixth annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. The Survey is the only national study of the nation's 200 largest law firms which annually tracks the progress of women lawyers at all levels of private practice, including the most senior positions, and collects data on firms as a whole rather than from a subset of individual lawyers.
 
For the first time since the Survey began in 2006, there was a noted decline in the number of women entering big-firm practice.
 
"Women lawyers already leave big-firm practice at a greater pace than their male counterparts, and this narrowing of the pipeline at the entry level, however slight, only further decreases the pool of women available for promotion," said NAWL President Heather Giordanella, Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
URL: 
http://nawl.timberlakepublishing.com/files/NAWL%202011%20Annual%20Survey%20Report%20FINAL%20Publication-ready%2011-9-11(2).pdf

Women on Boards: Review and Outlook

"Women on Boards: Review and Outlook" includes statistics on the status of women on Fortune 1000 boards by company, industry, functional background, board leadership positions and other categories. The data was researched by CTPartners and supplemented by interviews with 50 directors, CEOs, CHROs and governance experts. The report includes suggestions to help boards add more women, tips for women interested in serving on boards, and steps for women serving on boards to strengthen their roles.
 
Marie E. Kelly, co-author of the report and Partner in the CEO and Board Practice at CTPartners, commented, "Our research uncovered pockets of improvement in the participation of women on boards as well as areas of concern.
URL: 
http://www.ctnet.com/uploadedFiles/Women-On-Boards_2012.pdf

Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers

Women who are capable of starting growth companies that serve global markets may be the nation's secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth.

URL: 
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/untapped-potential-for-expanding-womens-entrepreneurship-holds-promise-to-grow-us-economy.aspx
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