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HR’s Role in Supporting Working Mothers

Mar 27, 2023 | 44m

What’s HR’s role in supporting working mothers? Which policies are most needed? What’s the ideal length for maternity leave? What are the opportunities for change? Join Pippa as she puts these questions and more to Linzi Blakey.

Please see ‘More Info’ below for extra notes and research relevant to this episode.

Useful Notes & Resources:

  • Just 21% of Americans have paid leave through their employer (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • It costs 20% or more of an employees salary to find a replacement (The Center for American Progress)
  • Paid parental leave promotes maternal well being and child health (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
  • Despite evidence that maternity and paternity leave can support gender equality and economic benefits, US employers are cutting back on the amount of parental leave offered (World Economic Forum)
  • EU countries with solid parental leave policies have the highest rates of female employment (UN Women)

Hosted by Pippa Woodhead


Linzi Blakey

Managing Director, HR

Standard Chartered Bank



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