Working Moms

Featured: The Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason on February 6, 2020

 

The Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason is one way Mason faculty, staff, and students can come together, discuss the issues confronting working mothers, and perhaps motivate changes on campus. During the academic year, the support group meets every other week at noon in the Women and Gender Studies Center, Room 240K of the Johnson Center. The group meets less frequently over the summer.

The brown bag lunches are available to women interested in sharing stories and being part of an informal organization of working mothers. Working mothers face unique issues, and coming together over lunch fits schedules and allows members to discuss their experiences in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. Group members work full time or part-time, raise their children with a partner or alone, are the major breadwinners or sole benefit providers, and many are also working students. With long commutes and a ‘second job’ that begins when they walk in the door, it’s clear they have lots of demands to balance and lots of roles to juggle.

Participation is open to anyone in the Mason community who is interested in sharing experiences with other women having common work-life interests. For more information, please contact Heather Aleknavage at haleknav@gmu.edu or (703) 993-2295.

Spring 2020  Brown Bag Lunch Meetings – All will be in the WGST Center in the Johnson Center 240K

Wednesday, January 22

Thursday, February 6

Tuesday, February 18

Tuesday, March 3

Wednesday, March 18

Thursday, April 2

Wednesday, April 15

Tuesday, May 5

All will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

 

George Mason: New Parent Resources  

Parent Guide for Faculty/Staff

University’s Break Time for Nursing mothers

Fact Sheet on Break Time for Nursing mothers Under FLSA (U.S. Department of Labor)

State Laws on Breast Feeding (Virginia)

Children and Minors in the Workplace

 

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