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What Netflix’s Parental Leave Means for All Parents

August 6, 2015

I wonder if the military would do the same thing?


The ground that big business has long rested on is experiencing an earthquake. And the shakeup could have huge repercussions for moms, dads, and the fight for gender equality.

In recent months, a slew of corporations have made sweeping changes to support parents. Johnson & Johnson dramatically increased paid leave for moms and dads. Virgin will allow some employees up to a year off. Goldman Sachs doubled paternity leave. This week, Netflix announced unlimited leave for workers during the first year of a child’s life, and Microsoft announced it’s expanding its offerings as well.

Corporate giants are suddenly trying to outdo each other in providing what the U.S. has long lacked.

As I explain in my new book All In, laws, policies and stigmas have left the workplace in a time warp, preventing the gender equality most Americans profess to believe in. Women are pushed to stay home for…

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