This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

Companies for years have disregarded the needs of parents to have on site child care programs because they have spent more time skirting the issue than finding a cost effective solution. This had led to fewer women excelling into management positions and fathers finding it difficult to be a part of their children's lives while in a high demand position. The US does have FMLA but is the only country in the world that does not mandate paid leave for new parents. Patagonia Ventura found a progressive solution that proved to be cost effective and through their child care program enables the company to recoup 91% of the cost. Having early childhood programs, especially when companies offer on-site, can create empower HR and create a more positive work environment. More importantly, women can thrive and move up the corporate ladder knowing the company supports their human needs.


The solution was not to fix a problem, but to respond to what humans need, including a place to nurse newborns, and later, to provide safe and stimulating child care.

Work/Life Balance

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