Wojcicki concluded by saying the U.S.’s lack of paid maternity leave is the policy issue she’d most like to see the Trump administration tackle.
“When we increased paid maternity leave to 18 from 12 weeks in 2007, the rate at which new moms left Google fell by 50%,” she wrote. “Mothers were able to take the time they needed to bond with their babies and return to their jobs
feeling confident and ready. And it’s much better for Google’s bottom line — to avoid costly turnover, and to retain the valued expertise, skills and perspective of our employees who are mothers.”