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Does having kids make you a less productive worker?

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Having kids is a disadvantage in the workplace, especially if you’re a woman. Yes, a host of little things make your working situation subpar to that of your kid-free co-workers, like the that fact that you need to get home to practice multiplication… [Read More]

How one dad connects with his kids while traveling for work

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Like many parents, Fred Giovannitti travels for work and spends more time than he’d like away from his kids. Giovannitti was looking for more ways to stay connected with his children, Freddie, 8, and Sofia, 6, while away for at least 10 days out of e… [Read More]

Marissa Mayer angers moms with Yahoo’s new no-working-from-home policy

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When former Google exec Marissa Mayer first announced her new position at Yahoo in July 2012 and revealed that she was also 7 months pregnant the very same day, she quickly became the face of working moms. Of the Fortune 500 companies, a record 20 had … [Read More]

Marissa Mayer had her baby and is on her way back to work: Is she setting the bar too high for working moms?

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Earlier this week Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to her first child. In typical Silicon Valley style, the news was announced on Twitter. Mayer’s husband, Zachary Bogue, sent out a message reading: “Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@… [Read More]