The Good News

Finally
It only took forever, but there will finally be a plus-size superhero on the silver screen. Sony Entertainment is now producing a slate of films around the Valiant Comicscharacters, including Faith Herbert. The live-action film featuring Faith’s story will also be written by a woman, Maria Melnik of American GodsRead On…

More Mentors
Julia Carpenter wrote an excellent piece for CNN Money about the importance of mid-career mentorship and how hard it is for women to find. We also believe this is one of the many reasons why Chairman Mom is important: It gives Mama Bears the opportunity to ask these big career questions to a group of peers who know what they’re going through. Read On…

DID YOU KNOW: It turns out there’s a gender gap when it comes to vacation days. A recent report shows that 56% of men say they are planning to use all their vacation days, compared to just 44% of women.

The Bad News

More Problems From Tech
We’ve talked a lot in this newsletter about how the tech industry’s takeover of San Francisco has led to gigantic problems for other residents. One of the groups being adversely affected despite tech’s quest to be “helpful”? Children. Startups have been known to use schools in the area as a testing ground for new education curricula, gadgets, and more. So what happens when all of those efforts go completely sideways? Read On…

Child-Free and Loving It
When discussing motherhood, it’s just as important to talk about women who choose not to become mothers. Glynnis MacNicol writes about the disbelief she’s encountered as a 40-something woman who’s child-free. It’s also critical to reflect on if we’ve sent harmful messages to other women about how they should live their lives or what it takes to feel “fulfilled.” Read On…

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