Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg posted an appeal on Mother’s Day on Sunday for corporate and federal policies to benefit working parents, and this includes a minimum increase in wage, mandated paid parental leave and within your means childcare.
Sandberg is an influential voice in corporate America and has written a book ‘Lean In’ author of the successful 2013 book, said the U.S. government and he requested employers to help parents, especially single mothers, who struggle to provide their children both, safety and well-being.
“It’s time for public policies to catch up with our families who deserve our attention and our values,” Sandberg, a widowed mother of two who is now 47-year-old, wrote on her personal Facebook page. “We all have responsibilities to help mothers and also balance fathers with their responsibilities at work and home.”
The most important actions any government would take is to help families living near the poverty line and this can be done rightly by raising the federal minimum wage, said Sandberg.
More than 40 percent American mothers are the breadwinners for their families, and mostly many are the only breadwinner.
In “Lean In,” she promoted women to be really ambitious in the workplace. She co-wrote a book, following Goldberg’s death, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Developing Resilience and Finding Joy” that was published this year.
Sandberg demanded more protections for mothers, gay, fathers and transgender parents, besides adoptive parents seeking a leave of absence from their job to take care of their child or their family member.
The risk of losing a job should not be there in meeting the basic family needs, said Sandberg.