One of the most pernicious modern myths about motherhood is that having kids will damage your career. Women are told that we need to choose between our jobs or our children, or that we’ll spend our most productive work years “juggling” or performing a “balancing act.” For those of us uninterested in circus tricks, a bit of perspective: It’s not actually motherhood or kids that derail women’s careers and personal ambitions — it’s men who refuse to do their fair share.

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Opinion Readers React ” (Sept. 9): Research shows corporations with female directors outperform companies without women on boards. California lags behind the nation with only 15.5 percent of board seats held by women. Of companies headquartered in San Diego County, 40 percent have no female directors.

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Map: Australia One of corporate Australia's most-respected chief executives has said there is now "hard evidence" of unconscious bias at work at some of the country's science, technology, engineering and maths-based organisations. Ann Sherry, the executive chairman of cruise ship company Carnival Australia, told a crowd of 1,300 business leaders that some companies in this area had achieved a five-fold increase in women being short-listed for jobs by using a practice known as "blind shortlisting". "Some of the STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths] organisations are introducing blind shortlisting to their recruitment processes," she said. "By removing ...

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My daughter started disrupting my sleep before she was even born. I remember lying in bed with a baby dancing on my bladder while trying to get my last few months of “uninterrupted” sleep. With an infant, I craved sleep and complained to friends, neighbors, and strangers about the lie of “sleeping like a baby.” I coslept with my daughter so my husband could wake up feeling refreshed for work. With no parental leave, he was back to work full time when our daughter was just 2 days old.

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Don’t ignore those Sunday night blues. They might just be trying to tell you something.

It’s Sunday night and you’re dreading work. Again. You’d rather go to your gyno for a pap smear than head to the office in the morning. You’re thinking about starting to look for a new job. But before you do that, it’s important to consider if you might simply be overworked.

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