Birth of a new benefit?

Apple, Facebook helping pay for female employees to freeze eggs
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/01/2014

The numbers paint a clear picture: Just 31 per cent of employees at Facebook are female and at the senior level, 23 per cent are women. At Apple, the numbers are similar — 30 per cent of its global workforce is female, and 28 per cent of its leadership.


Those weak diversity numbers may explain why the two tech giants have decided to help female employees freeze their eggs. Since January 2014, Facebook has been offering egg freezing for medical and non-medical reasons to all employees in the United States covered by its insurance plan.