Another One Down

So sad to hear that Working Mother magazine will be no longer. That publication was truly groundbreaking when it comes to navigating work-life balance (or work-life integration), flexible work (which, despite a two-plus-year pandemic as proof of concept, employers are still fighting), and about women standing up and asking for what they deserve. 

This was my favorite story I wrote for them, about the barriers to building a better breast pump. It's funny, because in the years since I wrote this in 2016, there have been others on the same topic, writing about the same MIT hackathon. (I truly believe that if everyone had to use a breast pump, they'd be silent, efficient and the size of a credit card. And we'd have paid leave.) It's sad how little progress has been made. Still more work to do!