Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s joined the ranks of celebrity mothers this week and with her baby arrives a new episode in the never-endingdrama on whether women can have it all. To critics, even advocates for working mothers, the brouhaha over her decision to keep on working right after the birth of her son and return to the office in a week’s time, comes across as either unnatural or damaging to other women in business. It challenges our expectations of women and their evolving role in the business world and that makes people uncomfortable. I say bring it on.
Femme-O-Nomics plans to follow the ups — and downs — of today’s female captains of industry. This week, we continue to follow Ginni Rometty and Marissa Mayer.
Femme-O-Nomics plans to follow the ups — and downs — of today’s female captains of industry. This week, we highlight Ginni Rometty and Marissa Mayer.
In five to 10 years, I want to look back and cite this week as the turning point in the discussion of women and careers, when pregnancy no longer constituted a liability. This vision of the future comes in light of the news that Yahoo’s board of directors appointed Marissa Mayer — a 37-year old Google veteran who happens to be six-months pregnant — the company’s new CEO.