CPLL Blog

A Bold Move to Retain Women in STEM While Supporting Men to be Equal Caregivers: PAE Announces Generous Gender-Neutral Paid Leave Policy

It’s pretty shocking: 40% of women who enter the engineering field leave by mid-career. 40%! That’s a BIG problem. Today, we’re proud to tell you about a client of ours working for change. PAE, a West Coast engineering firm, just announced a generous paid “Wellness Leave” policy that provides up to 6 weeks of full … Continued

New Findings: What Voters Think About Paid Leave

  We’re poring over the results of new research conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families on election eve and election night that took the pulse of voters on issues related to paid leave. Here were a few findings that stood out to us: Voters of all partisan affiliations agree that it is … Continued

Leave Leader Spotlight: EY

This past April, EY, a global professional services firm, made an eye-catching announcement about expanding parental leave and surrogacy benefits for its US employees. EY’s new policy grants 16 weeks of paid parental leave for both men and women welcoming a child through birth, adoption or foster care. We sat down with Ellen Williams, an … Continued

A Short Note From Our Founder

I just had to write a short note to explain the loud celebrating you may have heard from us on April 2nd. When I dreamed up the Center for Parental Leave Leadership (CPLL) while living in NYC over 9 years ago, the idea of paid leave was a goal, but one I was repeatedly told … Continued

13%

Don’t let the big names in the news fool you – only 13% of the U.S. workforce has access to any form of paid leave – even one day. So yes, as this article says: “The question is whether the radical re-think underway at some marquee corporations will, in effect, trickle down. Even optimists say … Continued

Our Official Birth Announcement!

New Consultancy is First in U.S. to Focus Exclusively on Parental Leave Research, Policy and Practice. The Center for Parental Leave Leadership (CPL Leadership) is pleased to announce its expansion to the United States, making it the only U.S.-based consulting and coaching practice solely dedicated to shifting our parental leave culture through improved policy and … Continued

Ebay Grants 12 Weeks of Parental Leave!

Hats off to Ebay! Joining the ranks of forward thinking companies improving their paid leave policies! eBay grants US workers 12 weeks parental leave, adds benefits | TODAYonline NEW YORK — eBay said it will give its US employees 12 weeks of parental leave and will enhance maternity and disability benefits, following other prominent technology … Continued

Commentary at Huff Post from Our Senior Partner

Our brilliant Senior Partner, Rachael Ellison, offers some advice to companies with newly expanded leave policies and the parents who use them. A New Start for Mark Zuckerberg and More Work Ahead to Support Working Parents | Rachael Ellison, MA Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook … Continued