Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook yesterday to share his plans for a 2-month paternity leave following the birth of his first child with wife Priscilla Chan. Facebook is known for it’s progressive parental leave policies and Zuckerberg used this announcement as a chance to remind us that it’s crucially important for paid leave to become the rule rather than the exception.
Mark and Priscilla have been very candid so far on their parenthood journey, sharing their experiences with miscarriage and infertility along with lovely photos of Priscilla’s growing belly. The Facebook post about their struggle to get and stay pregnant gathered over 1.7 million likes and was shared over 50,000 times, proving the reach they have. Now, they’ve posted their thoughts on paid parental leave, and here’s hoping that message spreads just as widely.