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Flexibility and Empowerment: Globant’s Approach to Breastfeeding in the Workplace

August 15, 2023

World Breastfeeding Week is held annually in the first week of August to promote, support, and protect breastfeeding worldwide. It aims to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding for both infants and mothers and its critical role in achieving sustainable development goals

World Breastfeeding Week serves as an opportunity to address barriers to breastfeeding and advocate for policies that support breastfeeding mothers. It encourages governments, companies, communities, healthcare providers, and individuals to work together to create breastfeeding-friendly environments and ensure women can access appropriate support and resources.

Globant’s holistic approach to parenthood

Breastfeeding in the workplace can significantly impact employees’ well-being, job satisfaction, and overall productivity. A study found that women who received breastfeeding support at work were more likely to return to work after maternity leave and reported higher job satisfaction.

According to a United States Breastfeeding Committee report, providing lactation support in the workplace can lead to a 3-to-1 return on investment due to reduced turnover costs and improved employee productivity.

At Globant, we know how important it is to create initiatives and policies that build a breastfeeding-friendly workspace, contributing to the health and well-being of our Globers, promoting work-life balance, and creating a supportive environment that enables mothers to continue breastfeeding at work while pursuing their professional careers. 

At Globant, each mother must find the dynamic that best suits her and the baby at this crucial time. Beyond our physical locations, we want to reinforce ourselves as the employer of choice for digital nomads. We’ve designed a unique value proposition to offer experiences to Globers, providing autonomy and flexibility so they can find the perfect match for their work-life balance. In this sense, Globant mothers can breastfeed from their homes for as long as they wish and return to the office with a soft landing designed for themselves. 

When mothers choose to return to the office, Globant provides everything they need to continue breastfeeding and working. That’s why we set up cozy lactation rooms that need to: 

  • Be a private space 
  • Be exclusive for this purpose
  • Have a fridge to keep breast milk
  • Have a comfortable couch
  • Have a space for personal hygiene

All Globant offices must have at least one Lactation Room. 

 

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Lactation Rooms at the Pune, London, Tandil, and Buenos Aires Globant offices

Parenting Program, designed for every parent 

When it comes to parenting, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and Globant is genuinely committed to being close to Globers on their parenting journey. Through our one-of-a-kind program, we support all Globers and their families from a holistic perspective. 

Prenatal 

  • Family planning

Fertility planning and reproductive technology.

  • Fertility treatment and reproductive technology reimbursement

            Reimbursement of the expenses incurred by a fertility treatment

  • Prenatal and postnatal sessions

Resources to deal with all the feelings and emotions along the way.

  • Exclusive parenting videos

Videos about newborn care, breastfeeding, first meals, and more. 

  • Baby Glober gift

On Leave

  • Breastfeeding advisory
  • Parenting leaves

While each country where Globant is present has different parental leave policies, Globant provides an upgrade over what the law provides.

Back to the game

  • Postnatal advisory

Individual sessions with childhood and parenting specialists (availability depending on the location).

  • Childcare reimbursement (this benefit will be global soon)

Fostering inclusivity and care

Globant’s approach to breastfeeding and parenthood at the workplace showcases a commitment to employee well-being, work-life balance, and inclusion. By offering flexible options, well-equipped lactation rooms, and a comprehensive Parenting Program, Globant empowers parents to navigate their professional and personal roles seamlessly. This approach is part of Be Kind to your Peers, where Globant’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion commitments take place and structure our quest to generate a positive impact on society.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion are key to our business. Technology requires us to innovate constantly, and we can only achieve this if we bring together different points of view. Some of the areas we are working on include focusing on improving gender equality in our industry, inclusive hiring practices, and helping people to achieve a work-life balance.