'I've Decided to Take 2 Months of Paternity Leave,' Says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg made a revolutionary statement by telling the world he's more than just a mere sperm donor.

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In a recent Facebook post, Mark announced he is going to take two months paternity leave once his daughter arrives.

Priscilla and I are starting to get ready for our daughter's arrival. We've been picking out our favorite childhood...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, November 20, 2015

Being one of the world's most powerful senior executives, this comes as a bold move, especially when 'family time' is not one of the most popular things in Silicon Valley.

While tech firm employees have a certain amount of maternity and paternity benefits, one rarely makes use of leave allowances for fear of lagging behind at work.

In 2012, Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer took a mere two weeks off after the birth of her first child, and stated that she would be taking limited maternity leave and 'working throughout.' Mark's decision seems like the anti-thesis of Marissa's stance and proves that good parenting is not a hindrance to efficiency at work.

Also, if one of the most successful CEOs we know can take some time out for raising a family, and still be stellar at his job, a lot of employers need to rethink their flimsy excuse when it comes to claiming women can't be efficient because they come with the 'risk' of availing maternity benefits.





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