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Reuters Logo By By Jeremy Schultz, Reuters of Reuters | Slide 1 of 10: CHIEF EXECUTIVE DAD: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he will take two months of paternity leave after his daughter's birth, a strong statement from one of the busiest and most powerful U.S. executives on the importance of family time. Silicon Valley technology firms have rushed to extend parental leave allowances and other benefits in an attempt to recruit and retain talent, but many workers do not take advantage for fear of falling behind at work or missing out on promotions. Zuckerberg's decision is unusual among high-level tech executives, especially men. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took two weeks off after her first child's birth in 2012, and when she announced she was pregnant with identical twin girls in September, she said she would be taking limited maternity leave and "working throughout."

Zuckerberg's dad break

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he will take two months of paternity leave after his daughter's birth, a strong statement from one of the busiest and most powerful U.S. executives on the importance of family time. S

ilicon Valley technology firms have rushed to extend parental leave allowances and other benefits in an attempt to recruit and retain talent, but many workers do not take advantage for fear of falling behind at work or missing out on promotions. Zuckerberg's decision is unusual among high-level tech executives, especially men.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took two weeks off after her first child's birth in 2012, and when she announced she was pregnant with identical twin girls in September, she said she would be taking limited maternity leave and "working throughout."

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