Bobbi Thomason Authors HBR Article on Supporting Working Mothers
The ongoing pandemic is pushing working mothers to their breaking point. Bobbi Thomason writes an article for Harvard Business Review on how dual-career couples are struggling with equally splitting domestic tasks and how, in most cases, working mothers have the full-time job of household course and caregiving. In the absence of corporate and government policies that support working mothers in the U.S., Thomason finds that women often have to pass up promotions and leave their jobs, quickly going from strong career tracks to mommy tracks. Her research finds women often rely on a network of parents, friends, and family for logistical and emotional support. Women who have strong “support networks” are more likely to stay in their careers and succeed. “Organizations can foster work-family support by encouraging peer groups and employee resource groups.”
The full article is available at Harvard Business Review.