This has been a heck of a year for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Not only did she hang up her Google hat to helm one of the world’s most recognizable tech companies, and set the media wires ablaze in the process, but now she embarks on another (arguably more important) leadership position: Mother to a new-born baby boy!
Husband Zachary Bogue tweeted this morning: “Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great–we couldn’t be more excited!”
But even a major personal event like this won’t stop the new exec from nurturing her other baby, namely Yahoo! Inc. On the brink of delivering, she still worked last week, bringing the staff up to speed on her company plans. And even after Baby Bogue’s arrival, she intends to continue working during her “maternity leave.”
“I like to stay in the rhythm of things,” she told Fortune in July. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I’ll work throughout it.”
While her professional dedication is remarkable and admirable, some onlookers do think she’s making a big mistake — like Kara Nortman. Senior VP at CityGrid Media recent blog post made a good point: “…the way she treats maternity leave will serve as an example or an anti-example for all woman [sic] looking for a path, for those women who do not want ‘to gap’ their ambition, but also want to enjoy being a parent.”
Should Mayer be doing whatever it takes to save Yahoo — even if it means sacrificing some “Mommy and Me” time? Or do you think she’s making a mistake? Tell us what your take is in the comments below.
[Via Business Insider]