"Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina." - Raquel Welch I was called to work as a background extra for an up-and-coming PBS television drama series called "American Family." I was cast to play an illegal immigrant who worked in a sweatshop and was in jeopardy of being deported at any given time. The studio was walking distance from my house … [Read more...] about Breaking Barriers: On the Set of “American Family”
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If you want the best version of employees, then it’s time to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Have a workplace culture that encourages both parents to provide care. Moms in the office already had it tough- 82% of working moms cite barriers keeping them from leadership roles. 78% say they have to prove themselves more in the workplace. 42% of women worry motherhood will … [Read more...] about Employers: We’re Not Asking Anymore. We Demand You Support Us.
Back in the first few weeks of June, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement ebbed and flowed through social media and spilled out onto the streets in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, my head began to spin with a combination of shame and confusion. I’m a white woman with immense privilege and all the hallmarks of power. I am late and I have much to learn, but I want to do the … [Read more...] about Legislators: Our Tools For Change
The Inaugural Mother’s Monday officially kicks off May 11! Celebrated on the day after the traditional Mother’s Day, Mother’s Monday looks to redefine the relationship between motherhood and work. One of the major storylines emerging from the global pandemic is just how significant the impact has been on women, especially working moms. The group behind the celebration, The … [Read more...] about Honor Mom on Sunday… and on Mother’s Monday Get Her What She Really Needs: Childcare and Workplace Improvements
This article is in partnership with Uncle Ben’s. Growing up we had dinner at 6:00pm every night. Mom cooked, and everyone ate what was on their plates. Fast forward a few decades and dinnertime has changed. Whether it’s because kids have more extracurricular activities, parents have competing work schedules, or easier access to take-out food – there seems to be less … [Read more...] about The Importance of Family Dinners