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Working mothers are still struggling—here’s how companies can support them

Nearly 12 million women left their jobs during the early stages of the pandemic, and the workforce still hasn’t recovered. Organizations can no longer ignore the toll of “double shifts” on working moms juggling household duties and childcare with full-time work. The challenges are compounded for dual-career couples, single mothers, and women of color. So what can organizations do to lighten the loads of working mothers? This Mother’s Day, explore insights into ways employers can take supportive action, including:

  • subsidizing childcare
  • ensuring flexible work schedules
  • identifying opportunities to promote equitable healthcare
  • closing gender wage gaps
  • normalizing male parental leave
  • providing mental health support for employees

Meeting the challenge of moms' ‘double shift,’ at home and work

Parent, employee, all of the above? Eight working mothers on the realities of post-pandemic life

For mothers in the workplace, a year and counting like no other

Supporting employees in the work-life balancing act

Unlocking opportunities in women’s healthcare

Health equity: A framework for the epidemiology of care

Author talks: Joann Lublin on lessons for working mothers, their families, and their employers

What we lose when we lose women in the workforce

Author Talks: Where are the women who are missing from the workforce?

Women in the workplace

COVID-19 and gender equality countering the regressive effects