Our good friend and co-founder of MomsRising.org wrote a strong piece in The Washington Post on March 15, 2013 about overcoming the maternal wall. And since a lot folks out there don’t know what that even is, we want to be sure her piece gets around.
Here’s the short scoop: “Despite comprising half of the paid labor force, only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. The glass ceiling remains solid and a Maternal Wall is blocking the way for many women to even get anywhere near that glass barrier. Yes, a Maternal Wall.” And how to overcome it isn’t rocket science. Rather it’s very clear and pretty straightforward. In short, we know what we need to do, we just need to do it! Rowe-Finkbeiner puts it this way, “Solutions are within our reach. We know which policies – like paid family leave, earned sick days, and affordable childcare – save taxpayer dollars, improve women’s economic security, act to help close gender-based wage gaps and break down the Maternal Wall, while strengthening our national economy as a whole.” Read the whole piece here.