Amy Brown is a human resources consultant and an active member of the Work Life community in the Twin Cities. Brown received her master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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Men and women as caregivers of children or elderly parents face unprecedented challenges in the worldwide workforce today. For the first time in our history, approximately four out of every ten mothers in the United States are primary breadwinners, and almost two-thirds are breadwinners or co-breadwinners.1 This dynamic has transformed …

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As women have joined the professional workforce over the last 30 years, a new generation is pushing for women to equalize the upper echelons of industry. Why, they ask, do women make up less than a fifth of Congress, and fewer than 5 percent of the seats on Fortune 500 lists?1 Are cultural norms and […]

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