15 Companies Supporting Working Parents with These Childcare Benefits
Offering good childcare benefits is one of the top ways employers can combat the pay gap, but it's also simply good for business: studies have shown that offering childcare benefits can reduce absenteeism by as much as 30%, and turnover by up to 60%.
Although not all companies can live up to the childcare perks (like multiple onsite daycare facilities) offered by tech juggernauts like Google and Apple, there are other childcare-related benefits that make a big difference for all working parents. And especially moms, who tend to bear the brunt of childcare responsibilities.
From generous paid parental leave (we'll be doing a dedicated post on that soon), gradual returns to work, paid time off to take care of sick children, and childcare benefits like backup daycare and flexible spending accounts, there's a lot that employers can do to help ease the burden of childcare expectations placed on women.
Check out the benefits these 15 companies offer to support working parents' childcare needs -- and to help ensure that women don't have to choose between their careers and their children!
Bonus Points: Dow Jones also offers a return-to-work program for anyone who has been out of the workforce for two years because of childcare, family care, or other life events.
Call for backup care when you need it
Dependent Care FSA, Backup Care, & More
Bonus Points: Intuit offers a return-to-work program and flexible work arrangements. And college admissions coaches for your children!
Special Discounts on Childcare & Subsidized Backup Care
Work from home when you need to
Dependent Care & Childcare
Bonus Points: Work from home + reduced/flexible hours.
Backup Dependent Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Backup Childcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Bright Horizons Daycare
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Backup Childcare Centers, & Helping Parents Find the Right Nanny
Bonus Points: Family and individual sick days.
Adjust your schedule so you have time for morning drop-off
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
Bonus Points: Flexible schedules.
Dependent Care Spending Accounts & Childcare Backup Support
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Reimbursement Account
What childcare benefits mean the most to you? Let us know @powertofly.
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If you are a New York based tech professional and you'd like to attend this event, please email your name and LinkedIn URL to email@example.com.
Whether you are a software engineer, fitness enthusiast or both, you won't want to miss PowerToFly's evening of product demos and networking with the women tech leaders and allies at Peloton.
Founded in 2012, Peloton brought top talent together in its Silicon Alley headquarters to create a new concept in fitness. In their words, "We loved cycling but had a hard time finding a workout that consistently fit our schedules, and our at-home workouts never felt quite up to par. So, we set out to create a world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."
This event is your chance to hear directly from the women tech leaders and allies who make their revolutionary products like the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread and Peloton App possible. We'll be devoting a large portion of the event to taking your questions and I know the Peloton team wants to hear from you!
The unique evening will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm at 125 W 25th Street.