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


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

Our Founder & Senior Partner Featured at Power to Fly

We’re delighted and honored to have this great Q&A with our founder, Dr. Amy Beacom, and our Senior Partner, Rachael Ellison, featured at Power to Fly. They offer some great advice for both parents and employers, so please check it out!

City of Portland Grants Paid Leave

Delighted that the City that is home to our company headquarters has now granted paid leave to its employees! Thank you Commissioner Amanda Fritz!   Portland approves 6 weeks of paid parental leave for city employees | OregonLive.com Starting in January, Portland city employees will be eligible for six weeks of paid time off after … Continued

Male Politicians Answer Family Balance Questions

Four male politicians are asked about balancing their work and family. We couldn’t love this more. Male Politicians Answer The Questions That Female Politicians Always Get Asked Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/male-politicians-family_56550fbce4b08e945fea67b4      

More Parental Leave Progress!

Facebook now offers four months paid parental leave, “regardless of gender or location” — now we’re talking!   Facebook Announces Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave For All Employees Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-announces-four-months-of-paid-parental-leave-for-all-employees_56592f7ee4b079b2818a75b4

Why Executives Need to Lead (on Leave) by Example

Love this piece from Ellen Bravo on why it’s so important for executives to take parental leave. Also, she makes a cat video joke. Love her. Why Facebook CEO’s paternity leave is a big deal-—commentary The beneficiaries of Mark Zuckerberg’s two-month paternity leave are going to multiply as quickly as Facebook “likes” for a great … Continued