The United States is the only major economy in the world that doesn’t offer working women any national paid maternity leave. Social entrepreneur Jessica Shortall chastises Americans for allowing working moms to bear the main financial, physical and emotional burden of birthing and raising children, and gives an impassioned call for action. To buttress her case, she relays the harrowing stories of several new parents who returned to work too soon. getAbstract appreciates Shortall’s fervent effort to shine a light on this often-conveniently overlooked issue.
About the Speaker
Social entrepreneur Jessica Shortall is a strategy consultant, working mom and author of Work. Pump. Repeat.