Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal takes paternity leave, gets lauded by Anushka Sharma

The new Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal will soon be taking a few weeks paternity leave after he and his wife welcome their second child. His decision is being praised by people all over the Internet. Even though Parag’s leave is of 20 weeks, that is less than what the company affords to its employees, social media commends him for normalizing paternity leaves for working fathers.

Parag was appointed as the CEO of Twitter after Jack Dorsey stepped down from the position on November 29, last year. The 37-year-old Indian-origin techie has not yet named an interim CEO and intends to stay in contact with his executive team during his leave. Reportedly, he announced his decision at a company meeting last week.

On Wednesday, Twitter Parents tweeted “It’s amazing to work at a company where the executives lead by example and take the generous Parental Leave given to all employees. Congrats to Twitter Parents Executive Chair, @paraga, on this exciting news!” The tweet was made to announce the news of Parag taking his paternity leave.

Bollywood actor-producer Anushka Sharma, too, took to her Instagram to laud the CEO for his decision. She showed her support with a screenshot of people on Twitter praising Agrawal’s move and wrote, “about time this is normalised.”

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Twitter CFO Ned Segal also commended Parag in his tweet and wrote, “Thank you @paraga for leading by example and taking paternity leave. I wish leaders did this when I was early in my career and becoming a father. We have 7500 people @twitter who have your back!”

Here’s how other’s reacted:

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