Barbara Brickmeier

Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Parenting

There have been debates about paid family leave in the U.S. since the 1950s, when my company pioneered paid-time-off for IBM moms at a time when women represented only 30% of the workforce. Fast forward to 2016, and nearly two-thirds of households in the U.S. had women as either the primary or co-breadwinner. The share […]

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Transitioning to Retirement Pays Off, and Not Just for the Retiree

One day a week and one week a month, Nancy Knuckles gets to play the role of retiree. She has been working on her golf game, experimenting with the game of pickle ball, and she’s also been busy planning her two daughters’ weddings. “I wasn’t sure if I was ready to retire, and it didn’t […]

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