What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading

The U.S. Navy Triples Maternity Leave to 18 Weeks for Women (Reuters)

And it’s paid. Woohoo! The announcement comes months after President Obama directed agencies to offer six weeks of paid leave to federal employees. #thisisbig

Stewart Butterfield of Slack: Is Empathy on Your Résumé? (NYT)

Loved this Corner Office Q&A and Slack CEO’s thoughts on culture: “When we talk about the qualities we want in people, empathy is a big one. If you can empathize with people, then you can do a good job. If you have no ability to empathize, then it’s difficult to give people feedback, and it’s difficult to help people improve. Everything becomes harder. One way that empathy manifests itself is courtesy. Respecting people’s time is important.”

How to Have it All in 2015 (Cricket’s Circle)

Cricket’s Circle curates the best picks in life and style so you don’t have to. This week they curated Maybrooks along with some other great resources out there!

The Youngest Mom in the Office (NYT)

An ambitions 26-year-old reflects on how her new roles as a mom with a career, and how nothing much changed for her partner.

THE MOTHERLODE: OUR TOP WEEKLY LINKS

We heart Mother Magazine’s fun weekly roundup of all things mother in the news. Hint: Get your celebrity fix inconspicuously over here.

Diane Flynn Reboots Her Career — and Others (Maybrooks)

This mom of three turned her 14-year career break into a flourishing role as CMO of a tech accelerator. #womenintech

 The Knockoff (by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza)

A delightful summer read about a power war atop a New York fashion magazine that will have you brushing up on technology while raising a glass to Imogen Tate!

It’s Silicon Valley 2, Ellen Pao 0: Fighter of Sexism Is Out at Reddit

“Ms. Pao’s abrupt downfall in the face of a torrent of sexist and racist comments, many of them on Reddit itself, is quite likely to renew charges that bullying, harassment and cruel behavior are out of control on the web — and that Silicon Valley’s well-publicized problem with gender and ethnic diversity in its work force persists.”

Plus:

How Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, Spends Her Sundays (NYT)