I first met Josh Levs at a panel on paid leave in 2014. Since then, I’ve followed his work closely and I’m so happy that he is a leading voice on parental leave and gender equality. When I started the podcast of course, I knew I wanted to have him on as a guest!
Josh is a journalist by trade and was thrown into the limelight when he took legal action against his employer because they told him he wouldn’t have the possibility of having paid leave when he became a dad. I won’t ruin the story (listen to the episode!) but as you can imagine, that was the start of him learning about what the situation is in the United States, and how he became involved in the fight for gender equality in the workplace, as well as a leading voice for fathers in the workplace.
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE!
In our candid conversation, Josh and I discuss the problems with the state of working fatherhood (and motherhood) in the workplace. He explains how we live in the 21st century but our workplaces are stuck in the Mad Men era. We also discuss:
– why we must support a national paid leave program
– the stereotypes that harm gender equality
– Why moms and dads do the same amount of work (you might have opinions on this!)
Check out the conversation and share your thoughts with Diana and Josh on social media.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Josh Levsis an entrepreneur, former CNN and NPR journalist, and a leading global expert on issues facing modern fathers in the workplace. He has been named a Global Champion of Gender Equality by the United Nations
You can follow Josh all over social media @joshlevs
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Two years ago today this little munchkin was born! #Mothers need so much support after they have a baby. That’s one of the reasons why #paidleave is so important. Moms need to heal their bodies, bond with their babies! Please be kind to the mamas in your life- and mamas please be kind to yourselves! Thank you to the great staff at @nyulangone who made my labor and delivery the best possible. #postnatal #postpartum #pregnancy #fourthtrimester #mkbkids #motherhoodunplugged #nycbabies