Why Millennial Women Plan On Taking Career Breaks

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By Fairygodboss

READ MORE: Career break, Women in the workplace, Work-life balance, Millennials, Working moms, New York Times

This New York Times article talks about a fascinating difference between the youngest women in the workforce and their mothers' generation. Millennial women are planning to take career breaks around motherhood more than the working women that came before them.  

Are companies ready? What does this mean for women's advancement in the workplace, their numbers in management and directorships? Will these women be penalized or will companies adjust?

Read the article here:
http://nyti.ms/1DkHRUP

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