Working Parents

Intentional parental and childcare policies—for all parents—help to close equity gaps. They attract and retain workers and contribute to a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion.



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Working Parents

Parental Perspectives: How COVID-19 Affected Childcare for All (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this relevant conversation to learn ways in which organizations can best support their parental employee base.

Flexible Work

The Great Work/Life Divide (Report)

Our survey with CNBC finds flexible and/or remote work is top request from employees to stay in their jobs.

Flexible Work

Employees Want to Make Work Permanently Flexible (Media Release)

A new survey shows employee preferences for returning to onsite work and insights on what is important to working parents.

Working Parents

Working Parents (Quick Take)

How do family composition and paid leave for parents compare around the world?

Working Parents

The Impact of Covid-19 on Working Parents (Report)

Many working parents fear parenthood is a strike against them in the workplace during Covid-19, according to a new survey.

Survey Finds Many Working Parents Fear Job Loss or Being Penalized During Covid-19 (Media Release)

According to a Catalyst-CNBC survey, working parents fear being a parent is a strike against them in the workplace.

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Paid Parental Leave on the Rise (Topic Overview)

Parental leave supports all parents who share care-giving duties and want to take an active role in their childcare responsibilities.…

DEI 101

8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 (Blog Post)

Catch up over the holidays with our recommendations for podcasts on inclusive leadership, books about women leaders, and more.

Catalyst President & CEO Quoted in the Associated Press (Blog)

President & CEO Lorraine Hariton's take on a proposed federal policy that would extend paid parental leave for federal employees.


10 Reasons Every Company Should Offer Paid Paternity Leave (Blog Post)

Not only do men want the option, but workplaces and organizations can benefit from giving it.


Benefits of Paternity Leave: Being There (Blog Post)

They say as a parent, you never stop worrying.


Preparing for Labor Day: “Maternity Leave” Is Also for Dads (Blog Post)

Let’s End the Stigma


A Topic for Discussion (Blog Post)

I’m regularly told that I’m a ‘good dad’ when I’m simply in line with the kids anywhere (especially in the…


Many Are Unaware of the Benefits (Blog Post)

Paternity leave can go a long way toward building the kinds of businesses that attract and retain workers. It also…

Working Parents

The Case For Extended Paternity Leave In The Netherlands (Blog Post)

The Netherlands is a country crying out for a different way of doing things—one that departs from the traditional zuilen…

Working Parents

Unilever – MAPS Maternity and Paternity Support (Practices)

Work-Life Effectiveness

Childcare: What’s Trending? Understanding What Works For Different Organizations (Blog Post)

nding affordable and reliable childcare has been a challenge that working women around the world face when their maternity leave…

The Chubb Corporation – The Working Parents Network: Embracing Diversity Across the Caretaking Spectrum (Practices)

Learn about Chubb's work-life effectiveness through its ERG for parents.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP – Increasing Retention of Women Lawyers: The Parental Leave Program (Practices)

Since 2004, McCarthy Tétrault’s senior leadership has identified gender diversity as one of the firm’s highest priorities. To help its…

Working Parents

After-School Worries: Tough on Parents, Bad for Business (Report)

PCAST is an equal-opportunity concern, cutting across gender, race, and rank, from factory floor to executive suite.