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These 5 Companies Are Trying To Spark A Parental Leave Revolution

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

A handful of big corporations are trying to lead the way to improve working conditions for new parents -- and fill the void left by the U.S. governme...

'Out of Office' Making New Parents Unhappy?

Jennifer Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Moss

Why do we really have to end our work relationship because of our baby relationship? Isn't their room enough in our hearts for both?

Five Things Small Businesses Should Be Doing To Create A Culture That Benefits Women

Kristy Wallace | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Kristy Wallace

Today's workers are constantly tapped into work. Email, calls, texting, and cloud-based file storage all lead to a 24/7 work day. I've found that when employers give a little, they get a lot in return.

Marissa Mayer’s Pregnancy Is Irrelevant To The Parental Leave Conversation

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced Tuesday on her personal Tumblr account that she's pregnant and expects to deliver identical twin girl...

Netflix's Unlimited Parental Leave Might Not Be as Good as It Sounds

Quora | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents

An "unlimited" (within the first year) parental leave policy might not be as good as it sounds. It's understandable that people are excited about this. It seems like a good thing. It's equal across mothers and fathers; that sends a nice message that babies are not just the woman's responsibility.

National Breastfeeding Month's Official Movie

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The Milky Way: Not Just Another Breastfeeding Documentary August is National Breastfeeding Month. I am very proud that Jennifer Davidson asked me to ...

Netflix and the Flexibility Stigma

Joan Williams | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Joan Williams

The 12 weeks provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act is clearly too short. A 2005 study found that American babies whose mothers were back at work within 12 weeks were less likely to get doctors' visits and immunizations on time, and less likely to be breastfed

Parental Leave Isn't Just About Parents: Why It Makes a Difference to Our Kids' Health

Melinda Gates | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Melinda Gates

The benefits of parental leave extend beyond newborn health: When fathers take leave, they participate more in early child rearing, and that level of engagement continues after the leave ends. The evidence also shows that mothers who take leave are more likely to get raises in the year following their leave -- 54 percent more likely.

Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Lacks Teeth

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

The challenge for Netflix is how to encourage dads to take full advantage of this policy. Dads are not moms. They require efforts that speak specifically to them--that meet their needs and wants as dads broadly and within the context of work-family balance.

Kirsten Gillibrand Hits Carly Fiorina For Opposition To Paid Leave

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) criticized GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina for her stance on paid leave. On Sunday, Fiorina said she would opp...

You Can Leave the Office, But There's No Getting Away From Work

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

We can debate whether it is good or bad, but these are the new rules of work. Everything changed over the last decade as we became chained to the Internet. These changes are happening globally.

Carly Fiorina Backs Maternity Leave Policy Worse Than Afghanistan's

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential contender Carly Fiorina said on Sunday that she opposes changing federal law to require companies to provide...

Another Sign That Momentum Is Building On Paid Parental Leave In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business

In the latest sign that support for paid family leave is growing in the U.S., Adobe on Monday announced a big expansion of benefits, including up to h...

Not All Netflix Workers Will Get 'Unlimited' Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business

Amid all the praise for Netflix’s announcement earlier this week that it would offer its employees "unlimited" maternity and paternity...

Emily Peck

The Feminist Case For Paternity Leave | Emily Peck | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business

It might sound counterintuitive, but one of the best things companies can do for new moms is give new dads more leave.

The U.S. Navy Just Made An Incredible Update To Its Maternity Leave Policy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents

On July 2, Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, announced that, effective immediately, women serving in the Navy and Marine Corps will receive 18 wee...

Emily Peck

Another Big Company Steps Up To Improve Maternity Leave | Emily Peck | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business

Primary caretakers who work at Nestle will get 14 weeks of paid leave.

TOMS Founder Explains Why Dads Need Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.25.2015 | Parents

In May 2015, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie made waves when he wrote about his decision to take 12 weeks of paternity leave in Glamour. "It's an exper...

Navigating a Successful Maternity Leave

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Roxanne Hobbs

Maternity leave is still perceived as a key barrier to women's success in the workplace - so much so that women still talk of a Motherhood Penalty.

Jenny Che

These Are 10 Of The Best Companies For New Dads | Jenny Che | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business

These companies understand how important paternity leave is.

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks Americans may have forgotten about the 40-hour week. "A hundred...

Why Paternity Leave Is Important For Dads AND Moms

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents

Father's Day is upon us, that time when we pause to celebrate dads and the contributions they make to their families. But for too many men in this cou...

Emily Peck

Men Are Struggling With Work-Family Balance, Too | Emily Peck | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business

The author of a new book about dads talks about their struggle for work-life balance and the sexist policies that hold men back

Sweden Just Made It So Much Easier To Be A Father

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

Sweden is a great place to be a dad, and the country is about to make things even better for soon-to-be fathers. Beginning in 2016, men in the coun...

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.