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A Better Balance presents BABYGATE: How to Survive Pregnancy & Parenting in the Workplace

Join  A Better Balance to discuss their new book BABYGATE: How to Survive Pregnancy & Parenting in the Workplace. They will also discuss their new report THE PREGNANCY PENALTY among other many interesting topics related to maternal and reproductive health!

  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 525 West 120th St., NY, NY
  • Thursday, November 20th
  • 3:00-5:00pm, in Room TBD

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Read the NYT article Doctor Says No Overtime; Pregnant Worker's Boss Says No Job here.


A Better Balance is pleased to present their latest reportThe Pregnancy Penalty: How Motherhood Drives Inequality and Poverty in New York City.Our report names, explains and offers solutions to the pregnancy penalty: bias and inflexibility towards women in the workplace that starts when they become pregnant and snowballs into lasting economic disadvantages.


Moms-to-be get tons of advice on strollers, sleep training, and post-baby workouts. What they don't get is straight talk about navigating the workplace during pregnancy and new parenthood--factors that put many women's jobs in jeopardy. That's why BABYGATE is essential: the first and only guide to supply parents with the tools they need to keep their jobs.

BABYGATE breaks down the laws on topics across the parenthood spectrum in clear, conversational language, and includes a state-by-state guide so readers know exactly how they're protected (or not) in their hometowns. Best of all, Babygate includes a road map for confronting family-responsibilities discrimination, and a concrete plan for creating a more family-friendly nation.

Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and Elizabeth Gedmark are attorneys with A Better Balance, a national authority on work-family policy. A Better Balance's legislative advocacy--paired with litigation, research, public education, and technical assistance to state and local advocates--has generated new protections for millions of workers across the country.


Earlier Event: October 23
Responding to sexual assault: a Teach-in
Later Event: March 30
Men in Menstruation