IT Management Slideshow: Working Mothers: Why They're Good for Business

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-12-2012

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78% of respondents say they like having a job and being a parent.

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58% of respondents who have a job aspire to move higher in the professional ranks.

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78% of survey participants do not feel they've been passed over for a promotion because of a perceived lack of commitment to work.

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40% of respondents say being a parent enhances their work contributions.

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32% of respondents say they're more motivated to work and take on new roles after having kids.

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29% of respondents say they're more productive at work than they were before becoming parents.

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89% of respondents say their spouse/partner supports their career goals.

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50% of respondents say going to a job helps make them a strong role model for their kids.

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73% of respondents say their organizations don't offer childcare benefits.

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Less than 6% respondents say their companies offer on-site child care and/or emergency backup care and/or subsidized child care.

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