Updated: Jan 5, 2019
Do you know what has been found to be the biggest bias in the workplace? Being a mom. A man becomes a dad and is viewed as being more responsible. A woman becomes a mom, and she's viewed as less committed. 60% of women experience this bias.
One study used the same resume with one identified as a mother vs. non-mother. The non-mother received 2.1x more callbacks. This bias is sneaky because it shows up as benevolent versus hostile sexism -- people think they are doing new moms a favor by limiting their workload and travel and don’t offer moms big new assignments.
I've spoken to hundreds of moms who became better at their job, not worse. So, today, let's do our part in breaking this down. Let me know how you became better at your job post-kids either by responding to this or posting on Instagram with #MomsKnowMore.
Be proud of the fact that you are a mom, too. Let's rewrite this script.