By Barbara Frankel
The United States is one of the only countries in the world that does not mandate that companies offer paid maternity leave. But private industry—especially progressive companies in the DiversityInc Top 50—are leading the way in creating extended paid leave and easier transitions for working moms.
Companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture and KPMG (Nos. 5, 12 and 21, respectively, in the Top 50) have generous maternity-leave policies and also offer paternity leave and adoption leave.