Category Archives: Career

Announcing National Working Daughters Day

On November 17 We Will Honor the Millions of Unpaid Caregivers Supporting Aging Parents The first National Working Daughters Day, on November 17, will honor the millions of women who are caring for aging parents while working and often raising children too. National Working Daughters Day takes place during National Family Caregivers Month. There are […]

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Season 2 of the Working Daughter Podcast is Here

Season 2 of the Working Daughter podcast is here. Season 2 is a three-part series aimed at the millions of Americans caring for aging parents during the coronavirus crisis. Episodes address the challenges related to caregiving during the pandemic. Family caregivers are under tremendous amounts of stress right now and it’s important they feel both […]

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Navigating COVID-19: A Working Daughter’s Guide

A guide for caregiving during coronavirus. First the facts. This is a rapidly changing situation. Make sure you get the facts and latest guidance from reliable sources like: Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance for Older Adults Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes For work related issues and information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act […]

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The Working Daughter Guide to Working from Home

So you’re working from home now. You always craved this kind of flexibility to help you balance eldercare and career but you certainly didn’t want to get it this way! But now that you have it, make it work – for now and for the future. For you and for future working daughters. Here’s how. […]

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Build Trust At Work: 7 Surefire Ways

Trust is the currency we trade for flexibility. When you are a caregiver, life is unpredictable. But if there is one thing you can predict, it is that caregiving will at some point interfere with your paid work. Before that happens, do what you can to build trust at work – and maintain it! Trust […]

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6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Make Your Workplace More Caregiver-Friendly

No doubt, the American workplace could use a serious overhaul when it comes to accommodating the fact workers have lives outside of the job. The United States, after all, is the only country in the developed world without a national maternity leave policy and one of thirteen countries in the world that does not guarantee […]

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A Call to Include Eldercare in the Paid Leave Conversation

The frustrating news: too often conversations about the need for paid leave focus only on parenting and omit eldercare. The good news: The Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, legislation that would create a national family and medical leave insurance […]

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Working Caregivers Feel Unsupported, At Risk

While American workers face great pressures trying to balance work and care, employers are not offering the benefits these caregivers want. As a result, working caregivers often feel unsupported, and in many cases, at risk, at work, according to a new report from the Harvard Business School Project on Managing the Future of Work. The […]

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6 Workplace Habits Working Daughters Should Eliminate

Job security is a major concern for working daughters. We worry about the impact our caregiving responsibilities are having on our careers. We worry that our managers and coworkers think we are unreliable. We worry that our jobs are interfering with our ability to care. The stress can be palpable. To minimize both your concerns, […]

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7 Things To Do in January for a Successful 2019 at Work

January is a working woman’s back-to-school – a clean slate. Think new outfit, new office supplies, and better study – or work, habits. Use this month wisely to prepare for a successful year at work – no matter what curve balls life throws you in the coming months. Here are 7 things to do in […]

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