Category Archives: Career

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The Best Places To Work For Working Daughters

List honors businesses that support employee caregivers Recently, we went in search of the best places to work for working daughters. In time for National Working Daughters Day, here is our inaugural list. The list recognizes companies that support family caregivers and also raises awareness that businesses must do more to make caregiving and career compatible. The Best […]

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We won’t stop an exodus of women until we address eldercare

Commentary: A slew of recent reports have sounded the alarm bells about gender equity in the workplace and offered solutions to rectify it, but they basically ignore a critical component of working women’s lives: balancing work and eldercare. Until we address the fact that tens of millions of working women are caring for aging relatives, […]

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Returning to Work After A Career Break Due to Eldercare

For working daughters, taking a career break is often the only option we see for finding the time and energy to care for an aging and/or ill parent or family member. In fact, nearly 70 percent of caregivers experience work-related interruptions and many of us stop work as a result. But remaining unemployed after caregiving ends […]

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Should I Tell My Boss I’m A Caregiver?

Should I tell my boss I’m a caregiver? I get asked this question almost weekly from women and men who are trying to balance eldercare with their careers. The answer is it depends. How eldercare affects careers If you have aging parents, there is a good chance at some point, your caregiving responsibilities will impact […]

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Introducing the Best Places to Work for Working Daughters

At Working Daughter, we are on a mission to make caregiving and career compatible. Right now balancing the two is not so easy! While there is an endless stream of resources to guide working mothers – friends and family throw them baby showers to help prepare them for childcare, they go to Mommy & Me […]

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How to Keep Working From Home Post Pandemic (at least some of the time!)

Well before COVID, most Americans (89%) believed employers should try to offer workers flexibility to meet their families’ needs, as long as the work got done. The the global pandemic shuttered our workplaces and many employers had no choice but to let employees work from home. Now, as the country reopens, workers are being called back to […]

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Pandemic Performance Reviews

If you are a working daughter facing a pandemic performance review this spring, don’t fret. Here are some tips for approaching your review this year and addressing your caregiving responsibilities.

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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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