Sandberg, an influential voice in corporate America and author of the successful 2013 book “Lean In,” said the U.S. government and employers must do more to help parents, especially single mothers, who are struggling to provide for their children while assuring their safety and well-being.
“It’s time for our public policies to catch up with what our families deserve and our values demand,” Sandberg, a 47-year-old widowed mother of two, wrote on her personal Facebook page. “We all have a responsibility to help mothers as well as fathers balance their responsibilities at work and home.”
One of the most important actions the government could take is to help millions of families living near the poverty line by raising the federal minimum wage, Sandberg said.
Sandberg’s message was accompanied by a picture of her with her mother and mother-in-law on the day of her wedding to former SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Officer Dave Goldberg, who died in a 2015 exercise treadmill accident.