“I offer paid family leave at my bi-coastal PR firm InkHouse. Why? Because when employees are able to take time off to care for themselves or a loved one, they’re healthier and more productivewhen they come back to work. As a mother and an employer, I have seen first-hand that paid family and medical leave is the right thing to do — for the good of our community, and for our bottom line. It costs 150 percent of an employee’s pay to replace them, and only a small fraction of that to offer the support of paid leave. Fully comprehensive paid family and medical leave not only allows employees to take time for a variety of caregiving needs, but also creates a culture in which all of my employees (men and women) are able to freely take the time they need and do so willingly. This dynamic changes gender stereotypes and allows both men and women to care for their families. I strongly believe that we need women in the workplace — in fact, when they are present in leadership, companies perform better. My team is comprised of 85 percent women, and too often, I see them carry the burden of care. I endorse the FAMILY Act because comprehensive policies are not only good for families, but also help to level the playing field for women — and when women succeed, both businesses and families succeed.”

Beth Monaghan, Principal and Co-Founder




FAMILY Act Endorser