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Description: New Yahoo! (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy on Sept. 30. When Yahoo hired her in July, she was already in her third trimester. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I’ll work throughout it,” Mayer said at the time. Now that the kid is here, she’s sticking with that plan, which Time referred to as “blink-and-it’s-over” maternity leave.


Date: Oct. 18, 2012


Questions for Discussions:

  • Summarize the points made in the article about maternity leave.
  • What are the implications for businesses and society?
  • Do you think business attitude is changing in this regard?
  • Do you believe it should?

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