Old Mutual Kenya has increased the number of maternity leave for both male and female employees to four months to create a better working environment.
The extension will benefit women who experience child loss (miscarriage) as well as births.
“We recognize that the journey to motherhood is different for every woman, and they need support in each season. Our new measures are designed to create a supportive environment for all our staff and promote gender equality,” said the company’s Group Human Capital Executive East Africa, Nkirote Njiru.
The company made the announcement yesterday at the Old Mutual Women Network (OWN) breakfast event, which brought together women from across the organization to share and connect.
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OWN was created in 2016 to provide women with a forum to share, connect, and develop themselves in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
“Technology can be an equalizer that provides platforms for women to learn, get progressive jobs, connect, and bring in the female view that is sometimes forgotten when building products or services,” Microsoft Africa Development Centre MD Catherine Muraga said.
Old Mutual also announced plans to develop a diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging policy to promote equity and equality across the board.
“This month, we have an exciting opportunity to explore how the tech world has impacted gender dynamics,” OWN East Africa Patron Anne Nyamu stated.
“As aligned with this year’s IWD theme, we shall host a tech extravaganza series, which will see women in tech sharing their experiences and the opportunities in this space that we can leverage to better our productivity.”
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