“Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout. I’ve shared the news and my plans with Yahoo’s Board of Directors and my executive team, and they are incredibly supportive and happy for me. I want to thank them for all of their encouragement as well as their offers of help and continued support.”
While some are supportive of her decision—the time she takes for maternity leave is her choice—others are disappointed, saying that Mayer is setting a poor example for women in professional and executive roles. I enjoyed reading Mel Robbins’ article on CNN, entitled, ‘Back off on Marissa Mayer’s maternity leave’.
“Imagine if Mayer had taken four months of paid leave as Yahoo spins off from Alibaba. Her compensation package in 2015 was worth $41.2 million. Can't you just see the blog posts calculating the "true cost" of her maternity leave down to the hour? Either she's a lousy mom or CEO who's not dedicated. The only way she wins is if she makes the best choice for her own personal situation.”
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Harvard Pres on Freakonomics Radio
DUBNER: Your friend Elizabeth Warren, now a U.S. Senator, formerly a Harvard Law professor said that you “were raised to be a rich man’s wife. Instead she becomes the president of the most powerful university in the world.” So, how’d that happen? You came from an environment in which president of Harvard was not really, let’s say, the most expected outcome, yes?
FAUST: It was an unimaginable outcome. I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in rural Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley in a conservative community in a conservative family, a traditional family, in which my mother said to me, “It’s a man’s world, sweetie, and the sooner you figure that out, the happier you’ll be.” So the expectation for young women in that environment was that they would grow up and marry and have children and that they would be subservient in significant ways to the aspirations, ambitions, and agendas of the men whom they married. But it was a time of change, it was a time of change in many dimensions.