Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, June/July

2016 Best Companies for Multicultural Women
AccentureNEW YORK, NYGROUP CEO, NORTH AMERICA Julie SweetCHIEF LEADERSHIP & HR OFFICER Ellyn ShookLooking to improve your career prospects? Multicultural women at this global professional- services company can take advantage of numerous leadership-development...
2 Million Girls-And a Boy
THE MOM Anna Maria Chávez CEO for the Girl Scouts of the USATHE SPOUSE RobertTHE SON Michael, 14LIVES IN New JerseyMy JobMy primary responsibility is to guide the ongoing mission of the Girl Scouts: helping to develop young girls into confident, courageous...
Ahead of the Game
MOM @ WORKAs we head into the NBA Finals, you might see a lot of Rachel Nichols. The host of ESPN's daily basketball show, The Jump, is at games, in locker rooms and up close with some of the biggest names in sports. Sports Illustrated recently called...
Anti-DIY
A lot of us supermoms try to do everything ourselves-which we know can lead to stress, lack of personal time and diminished focus. Instead of doing it all, outsource your least-favorite tasks and spend more time on those that matter most. Consider handing...
Beauty and the Biz
Angela Jia Kim, founder/ CEO of Om Aroma & Co. and Savor Spa, founder of Savor the Success, New York City. Initial investment: $60,000$80,000. Mom of Sienna, 6.It all started back when I was a concert pianist. I was about to walk onstage one day,...
Breast Is Breast
Pumping sucks.Okay, it's a bad pun, but chances are you're intimately familiar with the meaning behind it. Pumping can be painful, time-consuming and, let's face it, a hassle. Even so, studies show that some 79 percent of new moms initiate breastfeeding-and...
Domestic Violence Hurts at Work
On the surface, Meg* had an enviable life: a high-profile career at a prestigious educational institution, two beautiful kids, a house in a swanky New England suburb and a powerbroker husband who seemed like "the handsomest, nicest guy in the room."...
Listen Up
Listening is not a skill we're taught, so it may not be a strong suit for many of us. Yet listening is essential to collegial and company success. "All the studies show teams that communicate well function better," says Cash Nickerson, president and...
Perception and Possibility
Rhonda RobinsonDirector, Healthcare Management Shared ServicesHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyNewark, NJMom of Gary Jr., 15, Hailey, 13, and Tori, 8The misconception that I face most is the thought that black women are passive, that we don't...
Purge Urge
I've been thinking of the past a lot lately. Maybe because we just moved to a new floor at Working Mother HQ and had to open dozens of drawers that had sat happily shut for five years.While we're always working for a brighter future (Paid leave! Equal...
Race Matters
Most of us have read Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. But how about the author's Go Set a Watchman, released just last year, yet written before Mockingbird? In it, the Atticus Finch we revere is revealed to be a racist. When the NAACP,...
Summer Style, Your Way
A LITTLE BIT OF BLINGTwo spring 2016 runway faves: sparkle for day and the paper-bag waist. Marry them, and you've got a super ensemble. Here, the mirrored Zara TRF Outerwear Handmade Embroidered Jacket in Blue and Premium Collection Peasant Tunic in...
SWM (Single Working Mother) Seeking ... Independence
Not so very long ago, I made a living as a stand-up comedian, MTV personality and actress. It wasn't the most common career path, but I was 20-something and going for my dreams while unattached and unencumbered. Then I got married- and pregnant. I wanted...
The Changing Face of STEM
Anjali Jamdar sees the technology industry's lack of diversity firsthand. As vice president of executive recruiting at CA Technologies, she's on the front lines, looking out for prospective candidates for senior tech jobs.So when young girls turn to...
The Real Cost ... of Bad Financial Habits
You know what's expensive? Bad money behavior. Take those plastic cards: The average American family with debt has nearly $16,000 in creditcard debt and is paying close to $7,000 in interest per year, according to Nerdwallet's 2015 American Household...
Virtual Care
In this all-things-digital age, a full 86 percent of women self-diagnose ailments online, according to a recent study by healthywomen.org/Lippe Taylor. But wouldn't it be smarter, and swifter, to swap out Dr. Google for the real thing? Since in-person...
Why Mentoring Matters
When Kezia Hendrix made partner at professional-services firm PwC-just a week after giving birth to her first child last summer- one of her first calls came from an old friend, the wife of senior partner Rich Klein."It was an emotional conversation,"...
Your Work & Life: WORKS FOR US!
You put a lot of thought (and money) into the design of your purse- only to watch it get soaked when it rains. Available in three sizes, the super-cute Handbag Raincoat keeps your tote dry while still showing off your sense of style. Choose from clear,...
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