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Study finds MBAs have biggest ‘mommy penalty’

From The New York Times | A study from two Harvard economics professors released last week found that among highly educated women who take time off from their careers to raise their children, women with MBAs suffer the largest percentage “mommy penalty.” Women with medical degrees suffer the lowest proportionate loss, with lawyers falling somewhere in between.

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8 Illinois companies named best for working moms

Eight Illinois companies were among the 100 companies nationwide deemed best by Working Mother magazine, whose 2010 list opens a window onto a widening array of corporate assistance programs.

Tuition assistance, a concierge service to help with errands, leadership training for women, assistance for employees with special-needs children, paid maternity and paternity leave, and extensive flexible work arrangements were among the benefits at the top 10 firms. Get the full story »