It’s not news, that working in parenthood is hard. Especially in the US where infrastructure support is limited compared to other developed countries.
And despite the countless contributions caregivers make in the workplace, stigma has led to a culture where caregivers, particularly working mothers, are underrepresented in leadership.
But what if being a working parent is actually among an employee’s greatest assets? From collaboration to multi-tasking, the skills you use at home flow into the workplace. Amy Henderson researched this for her new book, Tending: Parenthood & the Future of Work.
And our founder Leslie Forde had an opportunity to interview her and Donielle Buie about valuing the superpowers parents bring to the workplace.