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Why Mark Zuckerberg's Paternity Leave Is A Win For Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

Hoodie-wearing Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced recently that he’ll take time off -- two whole months! -- after h...

Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Of Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that he will take two months of paternity leave after his wife, Priscilla Chan, gives birth...

Spotify's New Parental Leave Policy Is Pretty Amazing

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Citing its home base of Sweden, which has extremely generous maternity and paternity leave, Spotify just announced it would offer six mont...

The Trouble With Parental Leave

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

Companies (and governments) can't go very far down the path of implementing or legislating paternity leave without coming face to face with the question-- what exactly is the purpose of paternity leave? And once this question is asked, the larger question arises: what is the purpose of any kind of parental leave?

Paul Ryan Gives His Staff Paid Family Leave. No, He Doesn't Want It Guaranteed For You.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who said he would not run for speaker of the House if it would require him to give up his family time, offers ...

Changing the Conversation: Working Dads Prioritizing Family

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Sabatini Fraone

This conversation about paternal leave must continue so that not only men in leading companies, prominent government positions, and major-league ballplayers can feel empowered to speak out about their family roles.

Supporting the Transition to New Parenthood: The Working Parents Support Coalition

Luciana Nunez | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Luciana Nunez

My wish is that 10 years from now we will be in a very different place, and that what seems like a fantasy for today's new parents simply becomes the new normal.

Sorry, New Moms and Dads: Rubio's Paid Leave Plan Wouldn't Do Much

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday hailed the importance of paid family and medical leave. Then he offered a proposal that would...

Here's A Sad Indicator Of Just How Little We Do For Working Moms In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

This is glacial progress: The very best companies for working mothers in the U.S. were offering an average of just eight weeks of paid maternity leav...

Parental Leave for Hourly Workers

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

As there has been recent media attention around several companies (primarily in the technology sector) adding or enhancing their parental leave policies, it was interesting to see an article about Hilton Hotels now offering new parental leave benefits starting next year.

No One Right Way: Maternity Leave and Leadership Implications for Women in the Workplace

Teresa Hopke | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Teresa Hopke

There is no one right way. We can only make the choices that are right for ourselves and our families. The key, however, is that women (and men) feel free to make those choices, without being sidelined or made to feel less than--either personally or professionally.

Under Fire, Netflix Defends Lopsided Parental Leave Policy

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business

It may seem unfair for Netflix to give some employees 12 months of paid maternity or paternity leave while others (many of them hourly) get just 12 w...

Accenture Just Upped The Ante On Benefits For New Moms And Dads

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

A management consultant’s life typically involves a lot of travel to see clients. It can be a fun perk when you’re young, just starting o...

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.

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.

The Fraud Of The New "Family-Friendly" Work

Robert Reich | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Robert Reich

Employers treat replaceable workers as costs to be cut, not as assets to be developed. Replaceable workers almost never get paid family leave, they get a few paid sick days, and barely any vacation time.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

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...

Microsoft Just Upgraded Its Parental Leave Policy

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business

Microsoft is the latest company to unveil major changes to its parental leave benefits. The tech giant said in a blog post Wednesday that it wou...

Having A Baby Is Not A Disability. Netflix Apparently Gets That.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business

Netflix got lots of kudos on Tuesday after announcing it would offer new parents up to 12 months of leave to be taken at their discretion during ...

Netflix Now Giving Employees 'Unlimited' Maternity, Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business

Netflix on Tuesday announced that it would offer something completely unheard of in the corporate world: unlimited parental leave ...

Open Letter to CEOs Who Oppose Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

When families are allowed choices about which parent will stay home -- a choice that only exists with paid leave, businesses are able to hold onto their best employees regardless of gender.

Andrew Lord

IBM Just Made Life A Little Easier For Working Mothers | Andrew Lord | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

The company is offering an amazing new program to help nursing moms ship their breast milk back home when they're traveling for work.