3: S1 Ep3: What We Get Wrong About Parental Leave

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
February 8, 2023

What are companies getting wrong about parental leave? Well, quite a few things actually!

Allison Whalen the Co-founder and CEO at Parentaly joins as a guest this episode to discuss parental leave and how to support expecting parents! Her company Parentaly helps turn parental leave into a competitive advantage through coaching, planning and support services to expecting and new parents. 

Hebba and Allison discuss what companies get wrong about leave, how to think about leave as a competitive advantage and how to support all expecting parents regardless of how a family was formed. 

Join Hebba and Allison at this virtual event, discussing how to do parental leave right and fielding Q&As from viewers.

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00:00 Intro

03:45 Coming Back Strong

09:14 The Aha Moment

15:03 Communication On Your Terms

16:26 Getting Adoption Leave Right

18:30 Struggling With Terminology

22:13 Diving Into The Stats

27:07 Life And Work Past Birth

29:54 Giving Companies The Competitive Advantage

34:09 Support For Pregnancy Loss

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef