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Career Empowerment for Working Mothers

One of the most powerful forms of bias against working women is maternal bias. Research shows that women are much more likely than men to face bias and judgment if they take extended time off work to care for their children. This set of videos addresses topics such as how to cope with burnout, build confidence, and restart your career after a break. Each video is accompanied by a guide for you to discuss with peers how best to navigate these challenges and thrive at work.

Have you ever felt like the women in your workplace have to go to great lengths to prove themselves—while people just assume that men are smart and capable? It’s time to shatter the unfair perception that women are less suited to leadership. In this video, we provide actionable advice on how you can combat performance bias, get credit for your contributions, and cultivate relationships that will propel your career to new heights.  

Each playlist is 7-to-9 months of curated content for women with shared experiences, career stages, or skill-building goals. We provide a kickoff guide to set the stage for your first Circle meeting, custom discussion guides for each video, and a Looking Back and Next Steps Guide after you complete the playlist (which is coming soon).

Download the accompanying Discussion Guide to explore this topic with your Lean In Circle.

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