|Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer tweeted a photo at opening of the San Francisco Symphony in a tailored Erdom dress.|
Congratulations to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer on the birth of her son Sunday, September 30.
The 37-year old million dollar new mom created buzz this July when she was promoted to head a struggling tech company even though she was 7-months pregnant at the time. Her appointment generated conversation online and at watercoolers about the ability for women to be promoted and advance at high power positions while expecting.
“Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great,” her husband Zachary Bogue tweeted yesterday, Monday, October 1. “[W]e couldn’t be more excited!”
And get this: Yahoo! Released a statement hours after that stating that she may reappear in person after only a week of maternity leave! Really!? Okay, now!
“She will be working remotely and is planning to return to the office as soon as possible (likely in 1-2 weeks),” a Yahoo spokesman told Reuters in an emailed statement.
The US is one of few countries without paid maternity leave and with the question out there about whether you can have it all, one would think the company wouldn’t set out that language suggesting that her returning to work trumps the value and importance of this woman resting, bonding with her baby and giving some of her undivided attention to her infant within the first few weeks of his life!