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How to negotiate like a pro

Equal Pay Day is being recognized all month long in markets and industries around the world. This year, Canada marked April 9 as the day the average (white) woman has to work into 2019 to earn what an average man did in 2018. The US acknowledges Equal Pay Day a week earlier on April 2. […] Read more…

The case for paternity leave: Benefits for working moms

The call for paternity leave continues to build steam. In Canada, the federal government introduced a new ‘Use it or Lose it’ leave for non-birth parents aimed specifically at fathers. It’s eligible to parents of babies born on or after March 17, 2019. Last month, Spain took steps to equalize leave for fathers as well […] Read more…

6 ways to dismantle sexism at work

The #MeToo movement started well over a year ago, but that doesn’t mean sexual harassment, misogyny and sexist remarks no longer happen at work. It remains a frequent occurrence, sometimes overt, but more often subtle and insidious.   No industry or company is fully free of biased behavior and commentary. The issue is especially prevalent […] Read more…

6 ways you can press for progress on gender equality

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum reported that we are more than 200 years away from achieving gender parity. An unfortunate outcome considering women have already been fighting for equality for more than a 100 years. With all that’s happened in the past year with movements like #MeToo #TimesUp, #PressforProgress and more, women are […] Read more…

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Why having a baby after 35 is smart, according to science

There’s no right time to have a baby. Sure, doctors continue to suggest that women have their first baby before age 35. But what makes sense biologically isn’t always ideal from a social, emotional, financial or career standpoint. At least that’s the case for the majority of today’s new moms. Last year, for the first […] Read more…

10 mom skills that will boost your career

At one time, the role of motherhood and raising children was held in high regard. It was a valiant and valuable offering to the community. That started to change as the idea of work evolved – now that we could contribute to our families by earning an income parenting diminished in value. It didn’t earn a […] Read more…

5 questions to help you negotiate successfully

Being a good negotiator can make a big difference to anyone’s career. Yet for working mothers (and working parents, overall), knowing how to negotiate successfully is critical to balancing work, family and everything in between. By negotiating you can get what you want, but more importantly, it can help you get what you need – […] Read more…

5 ways to financially plan for baby’s arrival

Having a baby is expensive. There are plenty of estimates of the additional expenses babies bring to families per year. In one study, families would spend an additional $12,000 in baby’s first year. Another put that figure closer to $15,000. These numbers don’t include any medical costs you may be responsible to cover. And, I […] Read more…