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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal goes on paternity leave, Anushka Sharma, CFO Ned Segal praises him

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal, who replaced Jack Dorsey in November last year, is reportedly preparing to take “a few weeks” of parental leave after the birth of his second child. Posts about Agrawal taking paternity leave have since flooded social media with many praising him for normalising the practice, including words of appreciation from many, including Twitter’s CFO Ned Segal and actor Ansuhka Sharma.

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“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!” he tweeted while reacting to a post shared by a journalist who wrote a report about Parag Agrawal’s paternity leave.

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He, however, is not the only one appreciating Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal.

Further, Brenden Lee, who works for Twitter’s corporate communications department, wrote on LinkedIn that he is “proud that Twitter and our CEO Parag Agrawal are leading the way here, ensuring ALL parents are able to take advantage of this most special time for their families.”

Anushka Sharma also shared a Story on her Instagram page giving a thumbs up to the Twitter CEO.

People, on both Twitter and LinkedIn, have showered praise for Agrawal and his decision to take paternity leave.

“Can’t agree more,” wrote a Twitter user on Segal’s share. “Much appreciated,” posted another. “Cheers and kudos to him for leading by example. I remember the guilt I felt when I took a week off following the births our daughters (who are now 7 and 9). That’s time I’ll never get back,” posted a LinkedIn user.

“At Twitter, we encourage and fully support employees taking parental leave in whatever way works best for each person. It’s a personal decision, and we created a parental leave program (supporting up to 20 weeks of flexible leave) that is customizable for that reason,” Laura Yagerman, a Twitter spokeswoman, told The Washington Post.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Twitter does not plan to name an interim CEO in Agrawal’s absence as he said he will be “connected” with the company’s executive team during his leave.

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