Women have long begged for flexibility, paid family leave and equal pay from their workplaces. Post-2020, companies are starting to listen.

In latest Business Record survey results, see what 20 Iowa businesses and organizations are offering By Emily Kestel, graphics by Lauren Burt For decades, women have generally worked in environments designed by men, for men.   Standard office temperatures are based on the metabolic resting rate of a 40-year-old man. Mandatory Read more…

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Women-led businesses more likely to offer caregiving benefits as a result of the pandemic, survey says

By Emily Kestel, Fearless editor Call it what you want – a “labor shortage” or a “reassessment of work in America” – but companies are finding that in order to attract and retain current employees throughout the Great Resignation, they’re going to have to expand their benefits offerings.  Many employers Read more…