If a royal offers a direct statement, then we always pay attention, and the latest comes from Meghan Markle, who offered her personal take on why there need to be increased childcare benefits in the workforce.
On Tuesday, the Marshall Plan for Moms—a national organization dedicated to helping mothers succeed economically in the wake of the pandemic—published a new report titled, "The Business Case for Child Care: How Parent-Focused Employee Value Propositions Help Companies Win the War for Talent." The article advocates for better childcare benefits for working parents, and among the many voices that contributed, one of the quotes comes from none other than the Duchess of Sussex.
“Families everywhere, and especially working moms, are asked to shoulder so much,” Markle says in the article, where she is cited as a mother of two and also the co-founder of the Archewell foundation.
“This has only been heightened by the pandemic, with increased caregiving responsibilities, rising prices, and economic uncertainty,” Markle continued. “As it's been said many times, it takes a village to raise a child. Today, we're sending a message that childcare isn't just a community imperative—it's a business imperative. Creating a stronger workforce starts with meeting the needs of families.”