Parental Leave

Support for Working Mothers Strengthens Families, Businesses and the Economy


It’s been a busy year for all of us at IWBI – one year has passed since the release of WELL v2 and in almost the same amount of time, we’ve welcomed more than a half-dozen newborn members to the IWBI family. These new babies are among our greatest joys, and are a daily reminder of the importance of the work we do.

It's Time to Invest in Her - 2019 the Year of Investing in Women


by Joe Keefe President and CEO, Pax World Funds

We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.

Johnson & Johnson Announces Progress Toward Health for Humanity Goals


Johnson & Johnson today released its 2017 Health for Humanity Report, demonstrating its approach and the considerable progress it has made toward an ambitious social, environmental and governance commitment to advance the Company’s mission to drive better health for all.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Expands Parental Leave and Caregiver Benefits

Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., March 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Employees at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) work passionately to advance science for patients with serious diseases, and now its U.S. employees are being given expanded paid time off for critical life events including caregiving for seriously ill family members and the care of newborn, foster or adoptive children. The new, generous, inclusive family-friendly benefits launched this year are part of the company’s commitment to meeting the needs of its diverse workforce through an innovative, market-leading approach.

Bloomberg Benefits: Among the Most Generous Parental Leave Policies at Major U.S. News Organizations, According to Columbia Journalism Review

Press Release

February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg has always aimed to provide world class benefits to employees: It’s been a business imperative that has helped propel the company to reach its 36th consecutive year of revenue growth in 2017.

Twenty five years after the U.S. Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act, Columbia Journalism Review is out this week with an article looking at how U.S. news organizations stack up in parental leave policies.

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Michael: Taking the Time You Need as a New Foster Dad

“Paid parental leave meant we could give our foster kids the attention they need.”

by Michael, Forklift Operator at Nestlé Purina

Barclays and Dynamic Working: "Staying Home with My Kids Helped Us Connect"


A small but growing number of fathers are taking up shared parental leave, a policy that allows mothers to transfer part of their maternity leave to their partner. We spoke to Barclays employees Cameron Kirkwood and Benjamin Tancock about taking time out to care for their children – and how perceptions about childcare are changing.

“When I first decided to raise the subject of shared parental leave, I was nervous,” says Cameron Kirkwood, who has worked for Barclays for 14 years. “Asking for six months away from work, I’d have been foolish not to have been.”

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tyler: Building Your Relationship as a New Dad

“I want other dads to be able to have that time to bond with their child.”

by Tyler, Unit Operator at Nestlé Purina

I have been a unit operator in packing and production at the Purina factory in Davenport, Iowa for five years now. When my wife had our first daughter, Emmalyn, a few months after I started, I took one week of vacation and one week of unpaid time off. It was definitely not long enough, and it was rough getting going after that.

Working Mother Magazine Names Astellas among 100 Best Companies in the U.S. Across All Industries

Astellas ranked in recognition of its commitment and support for working mothers
Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Astellas was named one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families. The 100 Best Companies will be featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tessa: Time with Family Close and Far

“It wasn’t just my time with Lila that was valuable, but also the time we were able to spend with my family.”

by Tessa, quality department at Nestlé Purina

I had my first child, little Lila, on Halloween. We didn’t know we were having a girl — we waited to find out, which made it even more fun and sweet. Before she was born, I had talked with my manager and HR manager about prepping for leave. They explained the new policy which had just launched 2 months prior, and a leave specialist talked to me a number of times to explain all the options.


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