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Beth Santos

    Business

    If we want women in entrepreneurship, we need to empower “mompreneurs”

    Back in May I came across an interesting article published in the New York Times called “The Gender Pay Gap is Largely Because of Motherhood”.

    The title is pretty self-explanatory. It talks about how women don’t seem to earn much less than men until they become moms. Then, for a number of reasons, the pay gap begins to widen.

    Maybe a woman takes time off to become a mom and raise her kids, and loses a few years of solid career-enhancing time (a la The Good Wife). Maybe she’s simply stretched too thin due to still-uneven distributions of labor in caring for children at home. Or maybe employers decide (whether subconsciously or not) to not give Judy that promotion because she’s been talking about having kids and we all know she’ll be less dedicated to her job then.

    For a number of reasons, we see motherhood as a burden on our careers, and not an opportunity.

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  • Life

    13 Things I Know Now About Being Pregnant

    Yesterday I was walking along Jamaica Pond, a beautiful little piece of nature in my new neighborhood in Boston, when I saw another pregnant woman. She was super cute, in this…

  • Travel

    Introducing: The New Wanderful

    I wanted to take a moment to introduce you all to something I have been working on for a while now. I call it the new Wanderful, an exciting and updated…

  • Business

    How to Manage a Kick-Ass Virtual Team

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  • Life

    Things Chicago Gave Me

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