Paid family leave is essential, providing needed respite to heal from giving birth, experiencing a pregnancy loss, adjusting to new parenting responsibilities and bonding with a new child. Unfortunately, family leave policies are inconsistent across workplaces and across states, and many people fall through the cracks.
We’ll be discussing the ways existing leave policies fail families, and what it looks like to advance greater equity in the workplace through paid family leave.
- Elizabeth O’Donnell, educator at D.C. Public Schools
- Vasu Reddy, Senior Policy Council at National Partnership for Women & Families
- Stephanie Fewsmith, Development Director at Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center