International Women's Day: Can COVID-19 bring sea change to private sector, public policy?

TORONTO -- When Faye Pang became pregnant while working at Uber, the company had to scramble to put together a maternity leave policy. She was the first woman at the ridesharing firm in Canada who required it, she said, and they had noprotocol in place.

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