No Startup Left Behind

How Any Employer Can Make Paid Leave Work

You can bring your dog to work. You can drink a beer in the office. Heck, you've got unlimited vacation days. But want to take some time off to care for your newborn child? That's a little trickier.

San Francisco's new paid leave policy is a great step in the right direction, but it doesn't apply to many startups and small businesses. How can small companies that want to build inclusive environments from the ground up make paid leave work? 

Join New America for a conversation with tech startups across the city who have successfully navigated the challenging terrain of paid leave to find out how you, too, can create a policy that works in your company, and why having paid leave is ultimately better for your bottom line. 


Katie Bethell 
Founder and Executive Director at PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States 

James Jarvey 
People Operations, Particle

Angel Lewis
Employment Lawyer and HR Consultant 

Kim Rohrer 
Director of People Operations, Disqus 

Elizabeth Weingarten 
Senior Fellow, New America's Better Life Lab 

Jessica Young 
Culture & People Operations Manager, TINT