August 19, 2021
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 has 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.
At the link below, see Red Bee Principals Roberta Liebenberg and Stephanie Scharf 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.