Diane Pham

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home But Has a Nursery in Her Office

by , 02/27/13
filed under: Inhabitots, Modern Kids

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has been making headlines the last couple days for requiring her employees to return to the office in the name of productivity. While some have called Mayer’s move to ban working from home bold, many others are criticizing her decision as short-sighted and unsympathetic to the women and men who don’t have access to the same luxuries as she when it comes to childcare — namely, the opportunity to build a nursery in the office. At 37, Mayer is the youngest ever CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and she revealed she was six months pregnant just a few hours after stepping into her role at Yahoo! She returned to work after taking only two weeks maternity leave, famously stating, “The baby’s been way easier than everyone made it out to be.”

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