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Maternity & Family Benefits

Motherhood in America Report: Why Women Decide to Leave the Workforce

July 9, 2019

In 2019, a majority of women with a young child are in the labor force, and the total number of women in the workforce has increased significantly over the past 60 years. These women are driving leading companies and organizations forward, but we don’t know nearly enough about their motivations, values, and experiences as working mothers. Ovia Health’s Motherhood in America report asked women what they want and value on their journey into motherhood. With 64% of women deciding to leave their job before they have their baby, companies are missing an opportunity to reach a much larger employee population — those who are thinking about starting a family, dealing with infertility, or navigating parenthood — and provide them with essential
support from Day 1.

The report finds that there are three low-cost, high-impact strategies that employers — of all shapes and sizes — can adopt now to invest in their long-term success. 

Download the Motherhood in America report today to learn about what working mothers and women want and need from their employer, and how you can implement low-cost, high-impact strategies to better support, recruit, and retain top talent. 

Ovia Health’s maternity and family benefits solution is the #1 health product for women and families. Learn how Ovia Health can help you meet the needs of this new generation.

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