Things you need to know about Serena Williams' Survey on Working Motherhood.
Tennis pro and new mom, Serena Williams, encouraged Survey Monkey to conduct a pair of surveys that would help us better understand the adversity American women face when it comes to balancing their professional and personal lives. One focuses on the experiences of working parents, while the other delves into those of all women in the workforce. After reviewing the results, one thing is clear: many working women are facing strikingly similar challenges.
Read the top three points of the survey.
Do people find it tough to balance work and family?
1 in 3 working parents say their job makes it harder for them to do things for their family. Both men and women reported feeling equally challenged by trying to juggle work and caring for their family.
Working moms face the toughest choices
Women are 4 times more likely than men to be primary caregivers. Plus working moms are more likely to have sacrificed their career for their family and feel more guilty about leaving their kids behind to go to work.
Millennials find it most difficult to be working parents
A majority of millennial parents feel guilty about leaving their kids to head to work. In general, younger parents find it difficult to balance work and family life, more so than parents in older generations.
*SurveyMonkey and Serena Williams’ workplace surveys of 12,000+ Americans conducted in September 2018 and February 2019.