BusinessWeek's "Working Parents" blog reports on a study that found that moms were 100% less likely to be recommended for a position than their childless peers. One hundred percent!
Moms also were offered, on average, $11,000 less in salary, and judged less competent and committed. This made the wage gap between moms and non-moms wider than that between men and women. In fact, the researchers say, the 'mom penalty' might be the whole reason that wage gap exists.
Pardon me while I go weep quietly while pumping in the company bathroom.