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Serena Williams' 'Wakanda' Catsuit Approved by Women's Tennis Association​

The WTA's new rule modifications also offer more protection to players on maternity leave.

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Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, is considered the best player in the history of tennis. So, the unnecessary obstacles Williams has to face in her career are seemingly serving as teachable moments for the tennis world.

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Twenty-one white people (including seven male board members and CEO Steve Simon) of a total of 22 people in the World Tennis Association's (WTA) management made the call to boot Serena Williams from seeding for the French Open for having a baby.

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Duckworth Uses Her Own Pregnancy to Champion Paid Leave

"When people are forced to drop out of the workforce to take care of their children, our economy loses some of our best and brightest workers," Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said.

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It has been a rallying cry for Democrats for the better part of a decade; as more women have aspired to play dual roles as both mother and professional, many liberals are looking at employers to ease the burden.

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Audio: How to Manage Work and Home After Maternity Leave

PwC's Liz Taishoff Sweigart discusses how she managed work and home after returning to the firm after maternity leave. Sweigart also gives advice on how moms and dads must "get comfortable with their new normal."

PwC's (No. 4 on the DiversityInc 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) Liz Taishoff Sweigart discusses how she managed work and home after returning to the firm after maternity leave. Sweigart also gives advice on how moms and dads must "get comfortable with their new normal."

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How to Apply Your New Mom Skills When You Go Back to Work

The thought of returning to work may feel overwhelming, but you're now an expert multi-tasker.

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As a new mom who plans to return to work after taking maternity leave, or even an extended leave to raise your children, you might be a bit apprehensive about going back into the workforce. Becoming a mom is an all-consuming role, and once you're back at work, it can be hard to feel as productive as you once were.

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How to Avoid the 'Motherhood Penalty' and Recoup Income

Women face a "motherhood penalty" of 4 percent of income for each child they have, and 10 percent for high-earning moms.

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There is no denying the gender pay gap between men and women continues to exist, but when it comes to mothers, the hit to their income is even greater.

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No Paid Maternity Leave for Ivanka Trump's Workers

Trump advocates for working mother's rights — but not those who work for the company that makes her clothes.

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Ivanka Trump, who has positioned herself as a champion for the rights of working mothers, has her label's clothes made by workers who receive no paid maternity leave.

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Mansplaining for Soccer Pay Gap

Men from U.S. Soccer Federation offer nothing but excuses for why the Women's U.S. National Team earns significantly less than men's, despite women's being more profitable.

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GOP Ignores Benefits of Paid Family Leave

Get back to work: the 'family values' party doesn't seem to like mothers

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The subject of paid leave for all American workers has been a hot topic in recent years. Currently, the United States stands alone as the only industrialized nation in the world without required paid leave for workers. More people are speaking out about the issue, though, and some of the presidential candidates have weighed in as well.

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