It was reported in the Guardian yesterday that Apple and Facebook are offering this “perk” to US based employees from January 2015.
Apparently this is part of a bid to promote diversity by encouraging more women into jobs in the male dominated silicon valley. Cynics are seeing it more as a move by these companies to encourage women to delay having children in favour of their careers.
So what’s your view? Is this a move towards offering greater choice and control over career and motherhood? Or will women who choose to take maternity leave at an earlier age be frowned upon?