Photo: Charlie Rose
Dotted Line Communications, a “women and mother-owned organisation” has put together an infographic asking new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to take a full-on maternity leave when she has her first child later this fall.So far, according to Dotted Line, Mayer has only said her “maternity leave will be a few weeks long” and that she will “work throughout.”
This is obviously a very sensitive topic, and candidly, I have no idea what the right call for Mayer, women in general, my working wife, or Yahoo is.
But some people have a very strong viewpoint.
Last week, Kara Nortman, the Senior Vice President of Consumer Businesses at CityGrid Media, wrote a blog asking Mayer to “take a real maternity leave of some variety!”
Nortman wrote: “Whether Marissa realises it or not, the way she treats maternity leave will serve as an example or an anti-example for all woman looking for a path, for those women who do not want “to gap” their ambition, but also want to enjoy being a parent.”
The post received many favourable comments, but more than a view readers responded the way magazine entrepreneur Robin Wolaner did.
She wrote: “Kara Nortman has no business telling Marissa Mayer what kind of maternity leave to take. I’ve been a pregnant CEO, and I wouldn’t presume to sit in judgment of another woman’s choices.”
Take a look at the infographic and let us know what you think:
Photo: Dotted Line Communications
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