I’m joining HeyMama in destigmatizing motherhood in the workplace by adding the most important title of all to my resume: Mother.
In all industries and at all levels, moms are passed over for new jobs and promotions based on the idea that being a mom means being unfocused and uncommitted at work. Here are some stats to back it up:
It’s time to recognize motherhood for what it really is: an endless source of professional skills. 91% of workers agree moms bring unique skills to leadership roles. Anyone who has ever spent more than 5 minutes with a toddler can understand why. Because I’m a mother, I am so much more powerful professionally than I ever was before having children.