How to Create a Maternity / Parental Leave Policy at Your Company - with Ashly Stewart

Maternity or Parental leave policy shouldn't be seen as just a benefit. It's a necessity for companies who treat their employees as humans with lives. Unfortunately, it can still be overlooked, especially in the US. My guest today, Ashly Stewart, has successfully created a policy at her company from zero - so I've asked her a few questions about that process and her recommendations for others who want to do the same.

Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and on YouTube.


Ashly Stewart dreamed of being either a college professor or a manuscript editor at a big publishing house. Thankfully, reality has allowed her to do a little bit of everything with writing and editing over the past 10 years. She's been an Adjunct Instructor teaching English, a Copywriter in tech, a Creative Director in Healthcare, and a few other fun roles. She publishes poetry and lifestyle articles, and while she continues to dig deep for the discipline needed for novel-writing, she entertains herself with dance-offs with her boys (husband, 3-month old, and puppy), fried chicken, and 90's R&B.

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