Following Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s intention to take a short maternity leave, there has been a lot in news and media about parental leave in the U.S. I believe that every family makes the best decisions they can for their families. But I do think that this case offers an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the situation that American working parents (and particularly women) face when having babies in the U.S.
Read or listen to NPR’s piece on this subject here.
Did anyone read this article about Google’s new maternity leave policy? Interesting. I hope it’s the beginning of a trend!
Working Mother magazine recently published this article summarizing the strange situation of maternity leave in the U.S.
This issue of maternity leave, and parental leave in general, is quickly becoming an area that I feel is at the heart of the experiences of American parents. Does this topic interest you? What do you think about these articles on the subject?