Jewish Mom Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter and producer behind iconic rom-coms The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses, is changing the way writer's rooms work in Hollywood. She's currently the…show-runner of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (alongside Rachel Bloom) and their writers' room — a general term for the writing offices for a TV show — has six (six!) working moms. In a CNN series on moms in writers' rooms, Brosh McKenna said, "I always want to create a comfortable environment for people where they feel safe and part of… >> Read More
"The entrepreneur's dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3." — @randizuckerberg, December 9, 2011.
When I first…posted this tweet in 2011, I discovered I truly touched a nerve, and not just among entrepreneurs. CEOs, parents, students, freelancers, and everyone in between seemed to be struggling with how to truly have it all, on their own terms. The truth is that you can have it all — just not every day. Each… >> Read More
The other day, after learning that I was a working mother, a random woman called me a hero. Her well-intentioned comment caught me off guard. After all, she didn’t know me, or whether or not I did…my job well. I was grateful for what seemed like genuine respect, but it drew into focus a real problem: When it comes to admiration for the working mother, it’s usually for the hustle of it all — not the actual quality of work. Yes, working moms juggle a ton of shit — more shit,… >> Read More
When I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child, I cried. In fact, I cried for a couple weeks — when I wasn’t vomiting, that is. I had a 10-month-old at the time, and I was still getting…used to dealing with three kids. How I could possibly manage four? I wasn’t one of those carefree, laidback moms who dealt with things calmly and happily. I like order, clean rooms, being on time, being in control. And as desperate as I was to have my first three kids, I’d literally never considered having… >> Read More
It seems like Ivanka Trump isn't even pushing forward a good agenda on her "signature issue." Apparently, the Trump administration is planning to end an Obama-era policy aimed at preventing pay…discrimination. The "Women Who Work" advocate even supports this change. Boo. So, what's the deal? The Obama-era rule makes it a requirement for business owners to document how much they pay their employees--and they would also have to include the employee's gender, race, and ethnicity, which makes it possible for the government to see where… >> Read More