For those of you that know Armoire—whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or are a new member—you know that we like to live what we preach. We are proudly POC-woman led, LGBTQIA+ friendly, pro-work-life balance, sustainability obsessed, and believe that a happy employee makes for a happy Armoire. We made it through the ups and downs of our first 7 years with support from people like YOU, and we’re so thankful that you believe in us and have helped us to not only survive, but GROW during a worldwide pandemic.
Almost two years ago now, I announcement on LinkedIn, that I was expecting my first baby, which spurred us to rethink our parental leave policy to align with who we are as a company. Parental leave policies are traditionally “use it or lose it”, omitting a rational option for a parent who wishes to return to work quicker than the timeline specified by a company’s parental leave policy. In Armoire’s ongoing quest to support the professional woman, we’re focusing on extending our maternity benefits to include a more inclusive definition of “motherhood” by offering a flexible financial benefit that can be consumed either by our employees, or redirected to a paid caregiver.
Armoire is proud to support our families by sharing the financial impact of a new child for the first 12-16 weeks of the baby’s life. Our employees can take advantage of this benefit via paid medical and/or bonding leave—which, for Washington employees, is generously supplemented by the PFML—and/or a paid childcare stipend. The intent of this policy is to provide flexible options for our employees to create an environment where a new child and her caregivers can thrive.
We hope that other companies will take note of this expanding definition of parenthood to include a “village” beyond the birthing parent.
Read the full policy here.
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