Maternity Leave Benefits: What Companies Don’t Want Women to Know

Do you think it should be easier to find out employers’ maternity leave policies? Most women we’ve surveyed at Fairygodboss say that fear of pregnancy discrimination, and/or negative judgments in the workplace prevent them from asking about maternity leave benefits before accepting a new job. We even hear that women who are currently employed find

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Marissa Mayer and the tale of the two week maternity leave

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, revered business woman and one of 23 female CEO’s in the Fortune 500, recently announced that she was pregnant with twins and that she intended to return to work within 2 weeks. The internet went nuts. What did this mean for women? After months of positive progression and debate on

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Can we have it all?

Since I have been running this campaign I have experienced many negative comments from people – women and men in equal measure. The comments I receive fit into 3 categories: This is your choice so you should suffer the consequences. Businesses are negatively affected by maternity leave, there needs to be a more equitable share

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