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Moms First New Year’s Challenge

Week One: Show Your Motherhood at Work

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Welcome to Week 1 of our New Year’s Resolution challenge to make workplaces work out better for moms!

This week, we’re calling on all the working moms out there to show their motherhood at work.

Too often, we do our best to make sure that our responsibilities as moms don’t cross over into our work life. It’s a natural response to the very rational fear that being a mom can hurt our ability to advance in our careers due to prevalent, well-documented biases.

Today, we’re challenging you to flip that notion and find a way to show your motherhood at work. The idea is simple: If we make it OK to be a mom at work, moms will do better — and our workplaces will do better by them. It’s particularly powerful when moms in leadership positions take part in modeling their roles as working parents, or when those who are not moms create the space to honor parenthood at work.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Block off your calendar for pick-up and drop-off, then share a screenshot of your calendar on social media.
  • Post in your company’s Slack channel when you need to be offline for parenting obligations.
  • Share a selfie of you and your kids in your car on the way home from school (if that’s where you take important calls!).
  • Post a photo or video of what it looks like to work from home when child care or daycare isn’t an option.

You can take it a step further by also sharing your action on social media, and be sure to tag @MomsFirstUS & @AdeccoGroupUSFoundation_ so we can amplify with our community of moms across the U.S.

If you haven’t already signed up for our New Year’s Resolution campaign, it’s not too late! Just head to the link in our bio to start receiving our weekly resources and actions to make the workplace finally work (out) for moms in 2024.

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