The US is one of only a handful of countries in the world not to offer paid family leave at a national level. Even in the private sector, only about a quarter of US workers have access to it. Families need more.
While we’re proud of the benefits we’re able to offer at theSkimm, there’s more we can do. Join us in using our voices and platforms to advocate for transparency, visibility, and long overdue change.
We’ve heard your stories, we’ve amplified the need for paid leave, and you’ve helped us spark a movement. Check out our conversation, #ShowUsYourLeave: The Reality of Paid Family Leave Today, to learn more about how we can push for change. theSkimm’s co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg, spoke with Allyson Felix, Jenna Johnson, Allyson Bronner, and Joi Chaney about where the US stands on paid leave and how a lack of it leaves women behind. Check it out.
Introducing theSkimm’s #ShowUsYourLeave database – a roundup of 500+ companies and organizations who have joined theSkimm’s #ShowUsYourLeave movement and are leading the way in bringing more transparency and insight into paid leave policies in the private sector.
Looking for additional resources? Build your own proposal deck using the below templates to help advocate for change within your own organization. Or scroll down for articles, data, and personal stories about paid family leave in the US.
We've received hundreds of stories from our audience about their experience with paid family leave, or lack thereof. Too many parents are forced back to work much sooner than they or their families are ready for. We asked Skimm’rs where they stand.
of you have no faith that the government will agree on a national policy
of you have held yourself back from asking a potential employer about their leave policy in an interview
of you think your current employer needs to reexamine its leave policies
As a nonpartisan company geared toward millennial women, theSkimm has always discussed issues impacting women in the workplace. But, this isn’t just a women’s issue. We’re launching the #ShowUsYourLeave movement because not only do we need to get loud about the struggles we’re faced with in navigating new parenthood and how paid family leave, or lack thereof, has an impact, but we also need resources and solutions that we can utilize to create change together.
Join theSkimm’s #ShowUsYourLeave movement and sign on in support of more expansive paid family leave. And encourage private companies, businesses, and CEOs alike to take action.
Signatures on the petition: 34,285
Thank you to our community for sharing your stories with us.
At theSkimm, we value transparency. Here are some of the Paid Family Leave benefits we offer our employees:
18 weeks of paid leave (adoption, fostering and surrogacy included)
Bereavement leave for pregnancy loss
Phased return to work schedule availability. Plus, unlimited PTO, backup childcare, and flexibility based on parental schedules
Thank you to all 500+ companies who have shared their paid family leave policies so far
Without a nationwide policy, 11 states plus DC have taken matters into their own hands so their citizens can access paid sick and/or family and medical leave.