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What’s left out of Ivanka’s view of working mothers: A world of diverse realities
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What’s left out of Ivanka’s view of working mothers: A world of diverse realities

Author Jocelyn Frye articulates the importance of inclusive policies that acknowledge working women and mothers from diverse backgrounds and create a level playing field in the workforce.

My mother always had wonderful stories. There were stories about growing up in Virginia and later moving to Washington D.C., living for a time at the local YWCA, where young African American women could find safe, reputable housing in the days of segregation.

There were the stories about her first jobs working in administrative and clerical positions at different federal agencies, where she wore a hat and gloves to work each day and eventually met and married my dad.

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Jocelyn Frye

Senior Fellow

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