Max Schireson recently announced that he is leaving his job as CEO of MongoDB in order to spend more time with his family. His move is being heralded as a great leap forward for gender equality in the workplace, because it’s so rare to hear men making decisions like this one. But we shouldn’t be too hasty in our excitement about his choice. I write more in a post on Medium today: Dad CEO Memo: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?
“There’s so much that’s great about Max Schireson’s recent announcement that he is leaving his job as CEO of MongoDB in order to spend more time with his family…. [But suggesting] that his departure from the role is a good move for the workplace at large sadly reinforces the idea that you cannot be an involved parent and a successful CEO at the same time….” Read more.