Whether you’re a working mother or a recent college graduate looking for her first break, the way women are treated, compensated and represented in the workplace matters to you. Today, the White House Council on Women and Girls will host a live web chat on the topic at 4:45 EDT (1:45 PST). View it live on Yahoo! Shine or at the White House website. The main topic of the web chat will be women, employment, education, and how to create workplace flexibility.
As a new mom about to head back to work full time, the topic sure strikes a nerve. I left my previous job not just for a new, better opportunity, but because of its sucky maternity leave/working-mother policies (and this was a publishing company owned and run by women!) We have a long way to go before women (working mothers especially) are adequately valued for their contributions to industry and society. Here’s hoping this chat inspires progress. I hope you tune in. I then encourage you to come back here to chat about it, or visit us at @thesexyfeminist (moms can find me at @femimommy) to discuss.