Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave when his wife Priscilla Chan gives birth to their second daughter. Zuckerberg revealed this on Facebook to his numerous followers.
“When Max was born, I took two months of paternity leave. I will always be grateful I could spend so much time with her in the first months of her life.
Our new daughter is coming soon, and I’m planning to take two months of paternity leave again. This time, I’m going to take advantage of Facebook’s option to take leave in parts. I’ll take a month off to be with Priscilla and the girls at the beginning, and then we’ll spend the whole month of December together as well. I’m looking forward to bonding with our new little one and taking Max on adventures.
At Facebook, we offer four months of maternity and paternity leave because studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, it’s good for the entire family. And I’m pretty sure the office will still be standing when I get back.” Zuckerberg wrote.
Zuckerberg did something similar back in 2015, when the couple welcomed their first daughter, Max.
Facebook offers its US employees up to four months of paid parental leave which they can take throughout the year. When Max was born, Zuckerberg took his time all at once; this time, Zuckerberg writes, he’ll take a month off to be with his family immediately following the birth, and then he’ll go on leave again for the entire month of December.