This is HER decision that she is making for HER family, not yours or anyone else’s.
“No correlation can be made to Marissa Mayer’s announcement that she is expecting twins in December”.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s announcement that she’s expecting twins has triggered congratulations and criticism. She’s accused of inadvertently putting pressure on other pregnant working women to also only take two weeks off.
The second-guessing about Mayer and the path she has steered the corporate has contributed to a 37 % decline in Yahoo’s inventory worth thus far this yr. The shares closed at $31.60 Tuesday.
We have ample evidence that she’s a 40-year-old female CEO who is visibly and unapologetically having it all … all at once – a feat that generations of women were warned against attempting.
“She’s really cutting some new road here, and I think it’s really exciting”, Betsy Myers, founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business, tells Business Insider. She would get up to 80 percent if the student left school because of a mental health condition. She is appointed as president and CEO of Yahoo! since 16 July 2012. “Both will require hard work and thoughtful prioritization”.
“I am extraordinarily energized by and devoted to each my household and Yahoo and can do all that’s vital and extra to assist each thrive”, Mayer wrote. In her own words, Mayer said she was taking “limited time away and working throughout”.
Question: If your child has a cough, probably nothing serious but you can’t be too careful, who takes them into the clinic? But at the end of the day, Mayer is the CEO, she has the power to make a choice and it is not our place to judge her for her personal decisions.
Mayer already has a tough situation juggling all the balls at Yahoo!. “But she’s superhuman, rich, and in charge”.
Fortune: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twin girls.
Research linking maternity leave to children’s early development or longer-term outcomes is limited and mixed, in part because many studies of maternity leave policies use data from other developed countries that start with a higher baseline level of parental leave than the U.S. But some research suggests that maternity leave is correlated with improved long-term educational outcomes for their children, particularly those whose mothers would otherwise take very little maternity leave. Mayer is seeking to give new direction to the company, after its Internet search crown was taken by Google.
Her decision has once again sparked a national conversation, with some praising her dedication to the job, and others fearful that she’s setting an unrealistic example for working moms. With baby number two, she returned to the office after three weeks, coming in one day a week and taking her newborn along.
Even Mayer seems to be saying that most parents need more time. “If you’re a single point of failure, especially in an engineering organization like Facebook, that’s strictly a bad thing”. A few months later, the company expanded its parental leave policy for both mothers and fathers and added other perks for new parents. Everyone was very supportive. If you love your job, wouldn’t you want it to be there when you come back from maternity leave? “Not only is the policy generous, but the atmosphere at Google is such that you can take the full leave and not hurt your career”, wrote one employee.