New Yahoo CEO’s Pregnancy Reignites A Perennial Debate
SUNNYVALE (CBS / AP) — “Another piece of good news today,” tweeted the expectant mom, announcing to her online followers that she and her husband were awaiting a baby boy.
But this wasn’t just any excited mom-to-be. This was 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, the newly named CEO of Yahoo – obviously a huge achievement for anyone, but especially for a woman in the male-dominated tech industry. And she was about six months pregnant, to boot.
Exciting news – especially for Mayer and her husband, of course – but did it mean something for the rest of us, too? Was it a watershed moment in the perennial debate over whether women can “have it all,” with the pendulum swinging happily in the positive direction?
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Or was it, as some claimed in the inevitable back-and-forth on Twitter, actually a development that would increase pressure on other working moms…
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