I have been pondering this question for a while. I would appreciate your feedback.
There are lots of efforts to improve opportunities for women and girls.
Do you as members believe there would be benefits if Mothers' needs were addressed in corporate and government policy as a significant but differentiated group in the mantra of advancement of women and girls.
I am suggesting that Moms be included as a category in women and girls. The mantra would transition from women and girls, to women, mothers, and girls.
My bias is, if we can start including mothers as a category we can start public and corporate discussion of the needs women who are also mothers experience, as they try to fully participate in income earning, emotional care, and education support. The calling out of mothers as a category could influence tax dollar spend on supportive priorities locally and nationally.
For women who become mothers, infrastructure, childcare, work hours, leave, sick days, take on a different meaning, as does the battle to put in enough hours to earn a promotion.
Somewhere in our systems I feel like this is a good enough time to translate the right to equal education we were granted in the past to equal right to economic return on our education after children arrive, through policies which support mothers.
Thank you for responding if you have time.