The White House recently announced its budget for the upcoming year. One interesting line item had to do with paid parental leave. Specifically, the new budget proposes funding six weeks of paid leave for any new parents. There's some discussion about whether the plan is valid for economic and logistical reasons. Nevertheless, it raises a... Read more »
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In recent GovFem posts, we talked a lot about how being a woman in government can be like driving the struggle bus straight into dysfunction junction. It is not easy, and we have a lot more to do before women receive truly equal opportunities and recognition in the public sector. But just because we’re still fighting... Read more »
Returning to work after an extended absence is always hard. You have to get your mind back in the office mode, readjust to a stricter schedule, and figure out how to meet your personal obligations with less time on your hands. Then, consider if you’re a new mother. You have a whole new person to... Read more »
This Saturday marks the conclusion of the Trump's administration's 100 days. A lot has happened, and many of those changes have impacted the status, perceptions, and legal protections of women - both inside and outside of government. But with so much happening in this 100-day sprint, you might have missed a headline here or there.... Read more »
Whether you are in a high or a low, these quotes could be what you need to hear today.
Ever see an awesome lady or gent in your field and think, “Dang, how does she do it?! That person is totally cool and I want to be more like that.” My bet is that you have had this professional envy at least once (I basically have it once a day, if we’re being honest)... Read more »
Equal Pay Day is meant to bring attention to the fact that women are paid less than men. But that fact begs more than few questions including “How large is the pay gap?” “Why does it exist?” and “What can we do to fix it?”Thankfully, more and more people are exploring these questions and offering... Read more »
Check out these pieces of bad advice to avoid listening to.
March is Women's History Month, but that doesn't mean it's all good news for women. Of course, we saw an influx in stories of how women have influences politics, social life, and more (see this article, for example). However, if you were keeping an eye on the news this past month you probably also saw... Read more »
Do you need some good career advice? Check out these pieces from across the public and private sectors.