More Mothers of Small Children Are Working Than Ever Before

SHRM, Matt Gonzales, September 14, 2023

September, 2023

In the Media

SHRM: The number of working women with small children is at an all-time high in the U.S., according to a recent analysis of federal data by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. Kristi LeBlanc, Managing Partner, Global Consumer & Retail Practice, shares insights with Matt Gonzales of SHRM on how a hybrid- or remote-work model would not only help working mothers keep their jobs, but would also support their children’s long-term development.

“As someone who has worked from home since my kids were 2, 2 and 4, I can say this: When any parent, mother or father, is fulfilled and challenged professionally and intellectually, the children benefit,” [LeBlanc] said. …

LeBlanc implored HR professionals to offer flexibility to working mothers to help them maintain employment and tend to their children’s needs. Many of these employees want to continue working and offering value to the organization.

Read the article here.

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