They won’t remember what you say but they certainly will remember how you made them feel during this life changing event. The chances to screw up this process are immense. However, the potential loyalty that can be gained from correctly managing this process are equally immense.
It is time for women to stop falling out of the workforce executive pipeline. This report highlights the multifaceted issues that women and companies face. There is no silver bullet, training or hiring practice that is going to fix the current state. It is going to take an army of us to build systems, policies and practices to knock down the maternal wall, chip away at unconscious bias and highlight the #metoo issues to create a new workplace for our daughters.