I’ve written quite a bit about how work flexibility is not just for parents. But stories about inflexible employers and parenthood are often just so heartwrenching—and infuriating—you can’t help but be moved to action. I share one of these in my latest post on Medium.
Julie (names have been changed) was an accountant at a hedge fund for nearly seven years. She was a well-respected, successful team player, valued for her significant contributions to her firm.
Until she had a baby.
That is, until she had twin girls, one of whom was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect. At which point, due to her employer’s inflexible policies, she lost her job. And the American workforce lost another talented female worker who was forced to choose between motherhood and her career. Read more.