Maersk's global maternity leave policy
WATCH THE VIDEO with Joyce Yang on how our new maternity policy will benefit her life as a working mother.
Recently, the Maersk Group launched improved maternity benefits worldwide, which includes a global guaranteed minimum of 18 weeks maternity leave on full pay for all onshore employees. The policy supports the aim to retain the talented women within the Group and attract even more.
There was also another initiative launched. The Africa Women's Forum where young, up-and-coming African women, who have their future careers in the Maersk Group, have the opportunity to network with and be inspired by more senior female role models.
Carolyn Kathewera, a Malawian who currently works a branch manager at Maersk Line’s office in Nacala, Mozambique, is one of the young, female employees rising through the ranks.
“As an African, I am proud to be a part of Maersk Line. I am proud to be a part of my generation, to be here at this time, whereby access to trade and ease of trade is empowering so many people,” she says.
“I get out of bed every morning saying I work for an organization that looks at me as an individual and says ‘Look, the sky’s the limit; do what you want to do’. I am able to live my dreams.” (see more in the video).