We have both formal and informal groups and initiatives at Ginkgo that are geared toward our womxn population. Examples of established groups include our internal women’s channel “Ladies of Ginkgo”, where various members will post articles, topics for discussion, and conference and seminar opportunities, in addition to our Diversity and Inclusion Council, which guides our company-wide DNI goals through events, education, and resources.
We also have funding available to all team members who wish to submit a social or professional event idea that they would like to organize. Recent events have included our GrowING at Ginkgo in-house conference day led by our women in divisional leadership positions, and partnering with WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) as a host location for their session on “Giving and Receiving Feedback”.
In addition, we partner with organizations like AceUp coaching to offer one-on-one guidance to those in leadership positions looking to grow in their supervisory skills.
For formal parental leave, Ginkgo offers 12 weeks paid to the primary caregiver, and 2 weeks paid for the secondary caregiver. However, given that we have an unlimited PTO policy, additional time may be arranged by each individual with their manager, including an off-ramping and on-ramping time period.
Since we have unlimited PTO, a phased-in return from family leave can be discussed with your manager on an individual basis.
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