Kate Fineske

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Ohio  ·  On-the-go mom of 3. Assistant Executive Director Mom-mentum: Engaging mothers personally, enriching them professionally & empowering them through public policy.
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Survey data and other research suggest that when high-achieving, highly educated professional women leave their jobs after becoming mothers, only a small number do so because they prefer to devote themselves exclusively to motherhood...

Survey data and other research suggest that when high-achieving, highly educated professional women leave their jobs after becoming mothers, only a small number do so because they prefer to devote themselves exclusively to motherhood.

"I usually focus on the use of policy and governmental action to make women’s lives better." writes Valerie Young. "But I met a woman last week who reminded me that mothers have other ways to make change too.  She is Ursula Mead, founder of InHerSight and a mom on a mission to harness the power of data to influence employer behavior."

I usually focus on the use of policy and governmental action to make women's lives better. But I met a woman last week who reminded me that mothers have other

For Moms Returning to Work (The Kind That Pays!) - A Great Resource post by Valerie Young devoted to sharing the people and places she knows that aim to help moms find paid work that fits with all the other things they’ve got going on in their lives.

One of my favorite things about my job at Mom-mentum is spending time with members in their Mothers' Centers.

I can SO relate having to kids with Dec. Birthdays myself!!! > When was the last time you made a decision for your children and/or your family that didn’t pan out the way you had expected? How do you work to “let it go” and curb the worry that comes with making nearly every parenting decision—whether big or small?

When was the last time you made a decision for your children and/or your family that didn’t pan out the way you had expected? How do you work to “let it go” and curb the worry that comes with making nearly every parenting decision—whether big or small?

What was life like for you after becoming a mother? Did you experience feelings of guilt and loneliness? Lori Isenstadt shares her story about how she finally managed to address her own mixed feelings of guilt and loneliness through the support of her Mothers' Center Group.

What was life like for you after becoming a mother? One mother share's her story about how she addressed her own mixed feelings of guilt and loneliness.

Me, My Daughter and the Movie—a personal story of 4 generations of women.

The long holiday weekend gave me a chance to take my daughter to see "Suffragette", a new movie about the long and sometimes violent campaign waged by English

December 2nd Advocacy Edition eNews. Contents include: 1.) DC Dispatch: Paid Family Leave in Presidential Politics 2.) Better Laws, Better Workplaces, Happier Moms 3.) Breastfeeding Is Good For You Too 4.) GQ Tells Men: Push for Paid Family Leave 5.) The American Case for Paid Maternity Leave

Contents include: DC Dispatch: Promote Paid Family Leave Was it another Do-Nothing Congress? New Grads' Earnings at 1989 Levels The Economic Engine of Early Education Pregnant? Know Your Rights at Work.

"This holiday season (and hopefully beyond)," say's Mom-mentum Board Member Teresa McCarthy, "I’m going to follow my daughter’s example in writing down what I am grateful for." Oftentimes our children are the best source of reminders of what we (as adults) have to be grateful for, don't you think?

Oftentimes our children are the best source of reminders of what we (as adults) have to be grateful for, don't you think?

Child care issues should be front and center in debates and all public discussions...

If I had my way, child care issues would be front and center in debates and all public discussions, for nothing is more central to our current economic

On Friday, November 6th Mom-mentum hosted Long Island’s premier Women's Leadership Conference: Achieving Extraordinary. Bringing together a powerful group of speakers, this conference cultivated awareness and empowered women to execute change. During the conference we were thrilled to recognized the recipient of our 2nd annual Judy Martin Memorial Scholarship—Cynthia Litman—mom of 2 and owner of MomTime Events.

During our Women's Leadership Conference we recognized Cynthia Litman, this year's Judy Martin Memorial Scholarship recipient and owner of MomTime Events.

Along our parenting journey we inadvertently become researchers of life and motherhood. Continue researching motherhood through your own lens by visiting and sharing this great Mom-mentum Blog series interviewing Mom-mentum members and leaders. Interview #20: Randi Rogers

Researching Motherhood: The Faces of Mom-mentum featuring Randi Rogers

What type of career did you have or were you working toward before becoming a mother? Did your view of yourself as a woman with skills and career ambitions change after becoming a mother?

What type of career did you have or were you working toward before becoming a mother? Did your view of yourself as a woman with skills and career ambitions change after becoming a mother?

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Senator Patty Murray, the only Member of Congress to have been a pre-school teacher, got on the horn last week to talk about the pressing need to get cracking

October 27th Advocacy Edition eNews. Contents include: 1.) DC Dispatch: Paul Ryan's Weekend Protection Plan 2.) Who Wins in Lactation Friendly Workplace? 3.) Close the Pay Gap - Fuel the Economy 4.) Better Laws for NY Women 5.) Are You a Real Mom

Contents include: DC Dispatch: Paul Ryan's Weekend Protection Plan Who Wins in Lactation Friendly Workplace? Close the Pay Gap - Fuel the Economy Better Laws for NY Women Are You a Real Mom