PrepInsta, a startup for engineering students to be skilled for placements, has announced menstrual leaves for its female employees. Following the announcement, female employees at the startup will now be able to avail of 2 days of additional paid leave every month. 50% of the overall workforce at the startup is female.
“We took this initiative to fill in the gap, and spark a genuine conversation. We hope to see the change in the sector and society at large,” said Atulya Kaushik, Co-Founder & CEO, PrepInsta.
Kaushik further added that the response has been positive as it’s been 6 months since it was implemented. The female employees do not disclose the reason for absence so it keeps the reason anonymous.
The brand recently announced its aggressive expansion plan in terms of customer base, and rigorous strengthening of the leadership team. Under the employee benefits strategy, the startup is also managing its strength and focusing on the welfare of the employees simultaneously.