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?