How can you tell if a workplace is women-friendly?
We think about this question a lot.
Is it the tampons in the bathroom? Is it equal parental leave for both the primary and secondary caregiver? Is it reflected in the health insurance plans? Is it a CEO that is personally committed to DEI?
As a straight, cis-gender, white woman my privilege shows up in how I answer this question. When I was earlier in my career, it was important for me to find a place that provided a clear path for career growth. And, these days a flexible work schedule has risen to the top.
The cool thing about our community of over 50,000 women in tech is that we’re all different! The benefits and cultural qualities we’re looking for in a company vary widely.
Our Top Workplaces for Women survey this year found that paid parental leave policies are one of the inclusive benefits women look at to determine whether a workplace is women-friendly.
So, we’ve put together a resource:
26 Companies with 12+ Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave. Check it out!
And, in the comments, I’d love to hear what a women-friendly workplace means to you.