Build your technical credibility early! This is a performance based company. I took maternity leave, added on 3+months of unpaid Leave, came back on part-time basis â€¦I had support both from my team and senior management, and it had no impact on my career progressionâ€¦I went into a leadership role once I got back to full-time. Strong technical performance/credibility is like banking your "credit" for when you need it for the off-ramps of life :-)
This company compensates financially above peers. Yet, women have to prove themselves twice as much as men since it is very male dominated.
Maternity leave is part of short term disability leave and typically sets women back when we take a few months.