Survey: Moms Say They’d Love Work Flexibility

An online survey of 700 working moms commissioned by the consulting firm Accenture, found that the vast majority of respondents wanted to have paid work in some capacity and wished their workplaces offered more flexibility. Only 11 percent said they wished they didn’t have to have paid employment. “. . . [W]hile 37 percent say their companies offer telecommuting as a work option, that program (at 50 percent) tops the wish list of respondents to whom it’s not offered,” an Accenture press release said. (October 2007)