- Heather Boushey and Katie Bethell: Companies do not provide adequate paid family leave to all employees
- The private sector and government must work together to create new and improved family leave policies
Heather Boushey is the executive director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and former chief economist for Hillary Clinton's transition team. She is also the author of "Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict," from Harvard University Press. Katie Bethell is the executive director of Paid Leave for the US, a new national nonpartisan organization dedicated to winning paid family leave for everyone in the United States. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)When Kristen Picciolo found out she was pregnant, the excitement and joy of the news was tempered by a mounting worry: How many days would she be able to have with her newborn? Would it be enough to bond and care for her new child? How would she fare physically if she returned to work before being fully healed from childbirth?