These two Indian companies are offering first day of period leaves and women couldn’t be more grateful

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Paid period leaves have finally come to India! Check out the two companies who started off on the policy and the other countries already giving female employees a paid menstrual leave.Who wants to work when Aunt Flo is paying a visit? Mood swings, cramps, and an all over filthy demeanour haunt most women on the days of their period.
Even if you have a relatively painless period, the thought of commuting long distances to work and being stuck in an office chair for hours makes you want to pick up your phone and take a sick leave. But you are not sick! So what should be done?
This is a rather perplexing dilemma and with the amazing solution provided by these two companies from Mumbai, women in India are now looking hopefully at other companies to follow suit.Starting July, Culture Machine, a digital media start-up, with headquarters in Mumbai, implemented a policy that would give a provision to all their female employees for taking a day off on their first day of period.
“We have our YouTube channel called Blush that tackles themes related to women’s issues and aims at empowering women. So, it’s only right that we provide the women who work with us with a supportive work environment and considerate policies,” said HR President of the company, Devleena S Majumdar, in an interview with HerStory.
She says that if a woman is feeling better in her mind, she is bound to perform better tahn being forced to work even in acute discomfort. So, it’s best to give them a short leave in order to help them return to work refreshed.
Women currently contribute to 35 per cent of Culture Machine’s workforce and they hope to soon make the climb to 50 per cent to represent proper gender diversity.Yet another company, a digital marketing organisation named Gozoop, is also giving its female employees a paid leave on the first day of their period.
In fact, Gozoop also supports the educational needs of its employees by giving month-long leaves for building professional expertise and sharing educational expenses when required. It also shuts down on New Year’s and Valentine’s Day.

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