So many couples feel like the workload is shared evenly until the kids arrive! And for many, that first big shift is in the time taken away from work to bond with and care for a new child. But few Dads are taking paternal leave, even when it’s offered. And organizations, traditionally haven’t provided the same leave policies for Moms and Dads, which inevitably puts Mothers in the position of doing more childcare and housework from the start. A pattern that often persists for years.
Unfortunately, there’s a direct link between being overworked at home and overlooked professionally. Moms still ‘own’ the majority of the childcare and housework in most families. And are more likely to sacrifice their careers for the greater good of the family.
It’s time for Moms to receive better support at home and at work. Enjoy our interview ”Hey Leaders, are Moms the Secret to Making Your Diversity Plan Work?” with Reshma Saujani: