Parental leave isn’t just about parents

Parental leave transitions are difficult for everyone involved. Some parents, especially women, switch jobs or opt to exit the workforce as a result of transition issues. Even those that stay rooted in their careers often struggle to overcome stress and stay productive.

As a result, parental leave transitions frequently create efficiency, cost, and diversity issues for businesses. Inceptive helps organizations mitigate these problems by equipping working parents, their managers, and impacted teams with tools to successfully navigate parental leave.

Our approach

While Inceptive’s approach centers around giving working parents the support they need to thrive, our reach extends far beyond that. We empower managers and supervisors so that they can effectively back parents and soon-to-be parents on their teams.

We help managers support parents through leave transitions and develop action plans to minimize business disruption while parents are on leave.

Program features

We aim to bring both managers and parents together to plan for the best possible transition period for both the organization and the parent. Our program is entirely customizable, allowing every partner to adjust based on employee needs, organization preferences, and budget.

Expert-led group sessions

Workshops conducted by experts on topics relevant to working parents and managers

Personalized employee support

One-on-one check-ins at critical transition points before, during, and after parental leave

Exclusive community access

Q&A style support through an online forum that connects parents with both peers and experts

Annual anonymized reporting

Data-driven feedback to give organizations insights on health benefits and recruiting budgets

Program benefits

Employees are one of employers greatest assets. However, when left unsupported amidst major life changes, the same employees that typically act as a competitive advantage for organizations can put employers at risk of facing discrimination lawsuits, insurance claims, absenteeism, and turnover. Our program helps businesses: 


  • Employee morale and productivity
  • Talent retention & gender equity
  • Sense of inclusion
  • Socially responsible impact


  • Absenteeism and attrition
  • Talent recruitment costs
  • Health insurance costs
  • Legal costs

Why Inceptive

Collective measures

We involve entire organizations to better prepare teams, target critical transition points, and mold positive environments that minimize parent stress and improve childhood outcomes.

Trustworthy expertise

Examples of credentials include Stanford-trained or UC Hasting Law educated professionals that specialize in topics ranging from lactation to career guidance.

Diverse topic coverage

Our expert-led workshops cover a wide variety of relevant topics, including everything from tactical topics such as “How to prevent flathead in your baby” to philosophical topics such as “How to adjust to your new life.”

Limited client roster

We only work with a limited number of organizations at once to ensure that each company we do work with receives our full attention and reaps the desired benefits of a specialized program.

Lasting social impact

Inceptive programs directly help support underserved communities, reduce infant mortality, and boost school readiness in children. By working with Inceptive, organizations are also choosing to promote equity in the workplace by reducing new mother attrition rates and encouraging the advancement of women’s careers.

Bring Inceptive to your organization

Reach out with your company’s details, and we’ll get in touch about how to navigate parental leave transitions successfully.

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