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WEBINAR | How HR Leaders Can Unlock the Power and ROI of Parental Support Programs
6/4/24
Current News, Employers

WEBINAR | How HR Leaders Can Unlock the Power and ROI of Parental Support Programs

We're thrilled to announce our upcoming exclusive webinar with industry expert Kortney Ross. The webinar will focus on the critical importance of supporting working parents in today’s workforce. Join us on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2pm ET/11am PT for this live 45-minute event! Why Attend? In this session, you will learn how implementing parental support programs not only ensures compliance with new laws but also drives significant business benefits. Kortney Ross will provide actionable insights and strategies to help…

Take the Damn Leave
6/17/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Employers

Take the Damn Leave

Leading by Example Means Taking Paternity Leave With Father’s Day just around the corner, we want to bring attention to the issue of paid family leave in the U.S. and, specifically, paternity leave. Who better to talk about this important issue than our friend, Andrew Doan, a dad of three and one of the founders of Bokee, the one-handed bottle prep accessory. I wanted to take a minute to talk about the issue of paid family leave in the US…

4 Out of 5 Working Moms Say Their Employers Could Better Support Breastfeeding Parents
3/4/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

4 Out of 5 Working Moms Say Their Employers Could Better Support Breastfeeding Parents

McHenry, IL March 04, 2020— A survey of more than 2,000 working moms found that a majority of women feel they lack the support they need to continue breast milk feeding when they return to work after baby. The survey, conducted in January 2020 by Medela, Mamava, and Milk Stork – the partners behind New Moms’ Healthy Returns— sought to better understand the challenges breastfeeding mothers face when returning to work, as well as to identify opportunities for employers to…

Moms’ Equal Pay Day, June 10th, 2019
6/10/19
Family Health, Current News, Employers

Moms’ Equal Pay Day, June 10th, 2019

Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day. This day marks how far into 2019 moms must work to catch up to make what dads earned in 2018. Coined the “motherhood penalty” by sociologists, this wage gap refers to the systematic disadvantages working mothers face – working moms are less likely to be hired, less likely to be perceived as competent at their jobs, and less likely to receive equal pay and benefits, as compared to working dads and even fellow women…

Why It’s Time to Make Your Company’s Breastfeeding Policies Public Knowledge
7/13/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

Why It’s Time to Make Your Company’s Breastfeeding Policies Public Knowledge

So here you are, feeling like you’ve got this whole pumping-at-work thing under control. You’ve researched and adhered to the most recent pumping and breastfeeding workplace requirements. You’ve created a breastfeeding policy that lives in that giant binder of policies and procedures on your desk (and your hard drive). You’ve updated the company’s Intranet, so that a digital copy of the policy can be easily obtained by any employee who looks for it. And you may even have signage posted…

Breast Pumping Schedules in the Workplace
7/11/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Employers

Breast Pumping Schedules in the Workplace

Working in HR means addressing a variety of important issues and maintaining a comfortable and productive environment among employees. Every employee who comes through the door has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, as well as different personalities and personal challenges. For new moms, knowing when and where they will be allowed to pump during their workday is often a top concern. Consider Sarah. A first-time mom returning from maternity leave sitting in front of you asking questions about…

Elizabeth Keehart Bertani
5/13/18
Workplace Support, Employers

Elizabeth Keehart Bertani

I had signed up to go on my oldest son’s 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C. before I thought about the fact that I would still be breastfeeding our 7 month old. While trying to figure out the logistics of how I was going to manage pumping and then getting milk back to Missouri, I stumbled across an ad for Milk Stork. The boxes were waiting at our hotel when I checked in. FedEx was being a bit difficult…

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