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New Zealand’s prime minister gave birth in office and is now the first world leader on maternity leave

Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter on Thursday. She is the second world leader to give birth in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, but is the first to pause her duties to take maternity leave. She is planning on being away from work for six weeks.
"Wouldn't it be great if people could have more time to bond?" asked DocuSign CEO and single father Dan Springer (pictured right with his sons).

A tech CEO’s experience as a single dad convinced him to overhaul his $3 billion company’s benefits

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer discusses how his own experience as a single father helped shape his company's parental leave policy. Employees who are primary caregivers receive six months of paid leave within the first year of the child's arrival.
Cheers.

Budweiser’s parent company is now giving nearly 200,000 employees four months of paid parental leave

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, has a new parental leave policy for all salaried employees globally. The policy is a nod to two emerging trends in parental leave policies — greater inclusivity for non-traditional families and a policy that extends to global employees.

Estée Lauder is now paying employees $10,000 to adopt and giving parents 20 weeks of paid leave

Estée Lauder's program now includes 20 weeks of paid leave, $10,000 toward adoption, $20,000 per year toward fertility treatments, in-home child and elder care, and a back-to-work transition allowances.

5 things that make Canada a very different place to work than the US

The United States and Canada are next-door neighbors, but there are some major differences in how the two nations conduct business.
Mark Zuckerberg was spotted in Hawaii with his family.

These photos of Mark Zuckerberg in Hawaii reveal a growing work trend for American dads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the month of December off for parental leave after the birth of his second daughter, August.

Shareholders call out Starbucks for ‘unequal’ family leave policy that they say hurts low-income and LGBTQ workers

Shareholders are calling for Starbucks to change its family leave policy, which is different for baristas and for corporate employees.
These companies offer so much more than paid time off.

15 of the best companies for working moms

These companies offer moms some of the most competetive perks including paid time off, flexible working arrangements, backup childcare, and mentoring programs.

Here’s how much paid leave new mothers and fathers get in 11 different countries

Business Insider has several editions worldwide, and we asked our international colleagues about the maternity-leave policies in their countries.

Why Airbnb’s co-founder thinks all companies should offer parental leave to fathers

Nathan Blecharczyk shared his thoughts in a blog post on Fortune.