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One study found that 34% of women don’t return from maternity leave in the United States. And research shows that companies that say farewell to too many women are not likely to fare well — to truly excel, organizations need women in their leadership and in their leadership pipelines.
A Brazilian scheme is teaching salon workers to help identify at-risk women. And a similar scheme is now being trialled in the UK.
Stefanie K. Johnson and Jessica F. Kirk / Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
An exhibition in London examines how expecting mothers have been portrayed from the Middle Ages to to the digital era. Although there were many images of pregnant women produced during the 16th and 17th centuries, shifts in what was considered appropriate means that few images were produced between then and the early 20th century.
Kimberly Seals Allers / The New York Times
“If women’s history and caregiving labor become a visible and accessible part of education — in history, economics and liberal studies — then we are assigning value to these individuals by studying their work. Right now we are invisible, performing invisible labor.”
Adrienne Murray / BBC
Women typically take longer in the toilet because of biological, societal and practical factors, such as menstruation, childcare or different clothing. Often this isn't addressed when toilets are planned.