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Want to get more women to stay at your tech company? Give them more maternity leave!

Adobe software has extended the maternity leave time for parents this year, and the crowd goes wild. The company has announced it would offer a half-year of leave to mothers who give birth and 16 weeks of leave for adoptive parents, surrogates and fathers, all in effect  November 1.

Adobe’s news comes at a great time, given the scrutiny of tech companies being under fire for not having enough women and under intense pressure to hang on to their employees in a super-competitive job market.