Working Mother1 min lettiMedical
Caring In A Crisis
Bank of America has committed $100 million in philanthropic grants to support local communities in need. From addressing food insecurity to medical-response capacity and more, their partners are working to respond to the challenges brought on by the
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Mixing It Up
The first meeting of Bridges, an interfaith employee-resource group at financial regulatory company FINRA, didn’t go quite as planned. The new network had hoped to kick off with a panel discussion at the organization’s Rockville, Maryland, campus, fe
Working Mother2 min lettiDiscrimination & Race Relations
Managing Microaggressions
Most people know the sting of being demeaned at the office. But when indignities are directed at members of a marginalized group, and rooted in bias, it’s not a simple snub. It’s a microaggression. And it has the power to do lasting harm, not just to
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The Power of Perspective
Lately, as the new coronavirus continues to upend the world, I keep mentally revisiting a chilly morning in February. I was stuck in Princeton Junction Train Station in New Jersey on a Monday at 7:30 a.m., fuming over trains that were canceled and de
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“She Seems Aggressive.”
Women, and particularly black and Latina women, are often labeled “angry,” “fiery” or “aggressive,” Scott notes. The bias hinders women in more than one way—it can encourage them to dial back the personality traits that make them great leaders, out o
Working Mother6 min lettiPsychology
Tapping Into Something
San Diego-based Irina Jordan is the CMO for concussion-assessment technology company ImPACT Applications Inc. Married with three children, she, like other working moms, deals with her share of anxiety. She felt like she was always on a quest for a he
Working Mother1 min lettiPsychology
“I’m Surprised You’re So Articulate!”
Women, especially those who work in male-dominated fields, often elicit shock that they’re intelligent, skilled or competent, Govan says. It comes up even more for women of color. Over a quarter of black women (26 percent), 18 percent of Latinas and
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When Working Moms Plan a Video Call
Stacey: Ladies! I’m so sorry that our regularly scheduled moms’ night out had to be postponed. Melissa: SAD FACE. Nadia: Cannot believe it. Joy: I have been working remotely, homeschooling the kids, frantically cleaning the house and making homemade
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“You Must Be The Assistant.”
Women are twice as likely as men to be mistaken for someone more junior, according to the McKinsey/Lean In study. (It often happens when a woman manager or exec meets someone new and is mistaken for her male assistant.) Apologize on the spot, then ch
Working Mother1 min lettiPsychology
“I’m More Comfortable Working With Richard.”
Another common experience for women: having their work contributions disregarded. Marginalized workers are hurt when colleagues and clients display an affinity bias for their own group—and that group is often white men. Sometimes an affinity bias sho
Working Mother2 min lettiPsychology
“What Do Asians Think?”
Employees of color are often tapped to speak on behalf of a broader group that they might—or might not—identify with. While it’s great to solicit feedback from diverse voices, remember that one person doesn’t represent an entire community’s view. “I
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“Are You Sure That Was About Race/gender?”
“More and more of our clients are getting comments that discount or question their experience with racism,” Tsai-Munster says. “Things like: ‘Are you being oversensitive? Is this a race-card thing?’” Govan notes this line of questioning invalidates a
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Calling It Quits
They start their corporate careers like everyone else: eager to show their value and hungry to learn. They actually are more ambitious than other newbies, much more likely to aim for the top jobs. But they quickly and consistently see that stretch as
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Enough Of The Bro Culture
For years, Mai was the only woman, Asian and person under 6 feet tall in the room. As the head of HR for multiple tech startups, she was often told, “What’s said in this room stays in this room” and then forced to listen to “jokes,” such as how long
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Stop Making Me Feel Stupid
Growing up Puerto Rican in a mostly white Connecticut town, she always was put “in the lower tracks at school and accepted that it was because I was stupid.” But she wasn’t. Thanks to at least one supportive teacher, she went to the University of Con
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What Needs to Change
These three women have strong opinions on what corporations should do to keep their multicultural women. These are their recommendations. A full toolkit of solutions, some already making a difference at progressive companies, will be featured in the
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It’s All About the Boss
Numerous studies say that people often love or leave jobs because of their managers. For Darlene, this has been true. Born in Baltimore, Darlene wanted to be a teacher like her mom. But upon graduating from Howard University, there weren’t many teach
Working Mother7 min lettiLeadership
The New EXECUTIVE PRESENCE
Ask any career coach what it takes to get to the top in the corporate world, and you’ll hear about “executive presence,” the qualities that make you stop, listen to and follow someone. “It’s a combination of gravitas (the way you behave), communicati
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Editor-in-Chief MEREDITH BODGAS Group Creative Director CARA REYNOSO Deputy Editor AUDREY GOODSON KINGO Associate Editor MARICAR SANTOS Editorial Assistant QUINN FISH Integrated Design/Production Manager GLENN ORZEPOWSKI Copy Chief CINDY MARTIN Presi
Working Mother4 min lettiLeadership
Progress—One Woman At A Time
New York, New York President and CEO Stéphane Rinderknech Senior VP, HR and Chief HR Officer Stephane Charbonnier Program Women of Color Think Tank, inspires multicultural women with professional development and external community work. Employee Meli
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From Paradise to Pandemic
My friend Kerry’s wedding weekend was one of the most joyful experiences I’ve had. It was the first time my husband, Paul, and I had taken a vacation without the kids. The weather in Austin, Texas, was gorgeous. Several of my friends of more than 15
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Winners
■ FIRST-TIMER Abbott Park, Illinois CEO Robert B. Ford Executive VP, HR Mary Moreland More than 400 leaders at the healthcare company participated in a 90-minute unconscious-bias training course, featuring best practices for interviewing, building so
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Apply Anyway!
Women now make up a majority of the US workforce, but we’re woefully underrepresented in positions of power. A Working Mother Research Institute report, “The Gender Gap at the Top,” revealed one of the main reasons for that: women’s reluctance to go
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Must-Buys
In a sea of khaki trenches, this Herschel MAC in Heather Rose stands out—and keeps you dry—in the most ladylike way possible. Wear it with jeans or a dress; either way, it’s perfectly posh. ($150, herschelsupply.com) Satisfy savory cravings with Hilo
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Pick A Pack
Below are the top totes that organize little essentials, lug baby stuff beautifully, and fit a lot but store flat. Control purse clutter in this Mytagalongs Threefold Organizer. Each pouch in the set looks different, so it’s easy to remember what’s w
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Look Polished Every Day
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Leader Of The Rack
As sacred as her maternity leaves were, there was at least one professional event exciting enough to take Jennifer Hyman away from her second baby: a gathering of other women founders of “unicorns,” privately held companies valued at over $1 billion.
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Get Hired at Rent the Runway
The New York-based company is moving to new office space in Brooklyn this year and is continuing to grow. Yes, they need fashion buyers, but also data, engineering, logistics, customer service, and brand and marketing pros. Here’s what CEO Jennifer H
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The Women At The Top
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) is one of the largest associations for women professionals and business owners in the country. “NAFE is unique in demanding our winners report the number of women running operations, with experien
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The Winners
Abbott Park, Illinois Chairman and CEO Miles D. White Executive VP, HR Mary Moreland The three-day Executive Compass program provides new senior leaders with a deep dive into the healthcare company’s strategy, with support from professors from Harvar
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