There are many things that employers can do to better support new moms, from extended paid leave, nursing moms rooms, child care subsidies, but these two things are easy and will make a huge difference in the lives of working moms.

“What I didn’t prepare myself for was beneath the decent maternity leave package and the seeming excitement upon my return was the systemic bias that plagues hiring and promotions, which in effect passes up and sidelines working mothers. We’ve all seen it happen under the guise of “helping,” where managers limit the workload of new working mothers and/or withhold invitations to networking events, client meetings, etc. Though some managers believe they’re courteous, in reality, this sort of “help” does nothing more than hurt new moms.”
Read this article: Two Simple Ways Employers Can Support New Moms In The Workplace

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Jennifer Labit is the founder of She is also the CEO of Cotton Babies, Inc. Jenn created bumGenius, a world-leading brand of cloth diapers. She frequently writes about her evolving process of merging motherhood with full-time corporate and industry leadership. In addition to authoring content for this community, she also regularly blogs at