7 Apr 2022
What’s stopping new dads from taking paternity leave?

The gender pay gap is a significant barrier to workplace equality, one that’s fueled by childcare norms that harm women’s earning power and discourage men from taking time off. So, how can employers promote family-friendly cultures that help new dads feel confident enough to take paternity leave?

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MaryLou Costa is a business writer covering the future of work, in particular changes that advance women's careers and gender equality in the workplace. Her work has been featured in The Times, The Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, Insider, Sifted, Stylist, WorkLife, Secure Futures, Reasons to be Cheerful, Catalyst, Marketing Week, UNLEASH, and others. She was shortlisted for Best New Freelancer at the IPSE 2021 Freelancer Awards. She is an experienced panel moderator and has appeared on Times Radio, the BBC, and Sky News as an expert commentator. She publishes a newsletter, ‘Your Best Work Life’, on advancing women in the workplace.