October 3, 2022



Twitter CEO’s weeks-long paternity leave hailed by fellow dads

Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, is apparently taking a “couple of weeks” off for paternity leave after the introduction of his subsequent kid, a move that drew cheers from different dads as a positive advance towards normalizing men getting some much needed rest for childcare.

The 37-year-old became CEO of the organization in November when its fellow benefactor Jack Dorsey ventured down.

Agrawal’s leave was reported last week yet it wasn’t promptly clear when its planned to start. Twitter didn’t quickly react to the Guardian’s solicitation for additional data.

“At Twitter, we energize and completely support representatives taking parental leave in the manner turns out best for every individual,” Laura Yagerman, the organization’s head of corporate interchanges, told the Washington Post.She added that the choice was “individual” and that the organization had planned a program that is “adaptable” and can incorporate as long as 20 weeks of “adaptable” leave.

Agrawal’s choice is being commended by different dads and associates.

“Much obliged to you @paraga for showing others how its done and taking paternity leave,” tweeted Ned Segal, Twitter’s CFO. “I wish pioneers did this when I was from the get-go in my profession and turning into a dad.”

“Glad that Twitter and our CEO Parag Agrawal are driving the way here, guaranteeing ALL guardians can exploit this most extraordinary time for their families,” Brenden Lee, of Twitter’s corporate correspondences office, wrote in a post on LinkedIn.Lee’s post drew remarks from different dads supporting Agrawal. “Praise to him for showing others how its done. I recollect the responsibility I felt when I went home for the week following the births our little girls (who are presently 7 and 9),” Jimmy Moock, an accomplice at a PR firm in Philadelphia, remarked on Lee’s post.

Agrawal’s choice is in no way, shape or form the standard, with most American men going home for the days the job, according to the Department of Labor, notwithstanding the advantages for the two guardians and youngsters. In any case, it is one more advance in a way being cleared by other tech pioneers, including Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Reddit prime supporter Alexis Ohanian.

In 2015 and 2017, Zuckerberg took two months of paternity leave after the births of his little girls. In the interim, Ohanian has become a champion of the paternity leave development.

Pete Buttigieg, the US transportation secretary, additionally took paternity leave the previous fall when he and his significant other invited their youngsters. He confronted a reaction for doing as such and tended to it by saying America had a ton of “catching up” to do on the issue.

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