Happy Medium, a marketing firm based in downtown Des Moines, will offer 100% paid, 12-week parental leave to working fathers on staff. Since 2013, the company has offered the benefit to both birth and adopting moms. Now they will equally offer the same benefit to dads.
I sat down with Katie Patterson, founder and CEO, and Page Smith, Happy Medium’s lead web developer and a dad to discuss the 12-week paid leave offer and how it benefits the entire staff and company.
The creative marketing team announced their happy news on YouTube:
Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a small handful do not have a national paid parental leave law: New Guinea, Suriname, a few South Pacific island nations and the United States.