Generous Parental Leave: A Liberty or A Luxury?

Generous Parental Leave: A Liberty or A Luxury?


Shestin Swartley

Connery Consulting

Tracy Sturdivant

Make It Work

Many U.S. companies have meager parental leave policies that leave behind fathers, adoptive parents, and low-wage workers. For example, American fathers take an average one week of leave-- with over half saying they took less than they needed. This panel will debate the value of having generous parental leave for all parents and delve into how to build out a parental leave policy in today’s corporate climate. A climate where the status quo fails to address the family needs that most people have.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Workplace
Level: Beginner