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Red Bee Principals Roberta Liebenberg and Stephanie Scharf Participated in a Webinar on Motherhood Penalty and Caregiver Bias

Red Bee Principals Roberta Liebenberg and Stephanie Scharf participated in a cutting-edge discussion describing the motherhood penalty as well as creative and positive strategies for employers to retain a robust cadre of talented women professionals at all levels. Panelists also include Michelle Browning Coughlin, Fatima Goss Graves, and Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.

The “motherhood penalty” refers to the disadvantages in pay, perceived competence, and access to opportunities that working mothers experience compared to working fathers and women without children – with drastic impacts on hiring, evaluations, promotions and compensation for working mothers.

The pandemic created a unique opportunity to rethink pathways to success, and how employers can proactively include and advance the large number of working women with children.

An archive of the webinar can be found here