Let’s hear it for moms! While we’re at it, let’s talk about how working moms are some of the hardest working humans we know. These moms are a force to be reckoned with considering 40.4 percent of households with children under 18 have moms in them who are equal, primary, or sole earners1. While moms with children under 6 are less likely to participate in the labor force to stay home with their children (77.5 percent participation versus 81.2 percent for children ages 6-17), it certainly doesn’t discourage all of them from choosing to work2. Even after a year that saw a decline in labor force participation among parents, especially mothers, due to job losses and compounded by distance learning for children and hard-to-find childcare during the pandemic – working moms stay at it.
Our own founder and CEO, Ali Cox, is a working mom of two young children and a mom who did not let distance learning or scant childcare options stop her from having a year of professional growth. Ali recently spoke at a Women’s Leadership Forum for CSU Stanislaus’ College of Business Administration and addressed her feelings on being a working mom and founder.
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1 U.S. Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/agencies/wb/data/mothers-and-families
2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/news.release/famee.nr0.htm