Yahoo CEO's decisions highlight broader parenting question By Lianne Castelino So Yahoo Inc.'s CEO Marissa Mayer is in the line of fire again.  First fingers pointed, tempers flared and accusations swirled around the youngest person to run a Fortune 500 company last September, when she became a mom and only took two weeks maternity leave.  She had her reasons. Who is anyone else to judge?   ...more

The Marissa Mayer Controversy: Let's Shift the Conversation From Mud Slinging to Caretaking

By Estelle Sobel Erasmus Marissa Mayer’s decree leaked last week –that employees of Yahoo could not work remotely or from home started a feeding frenzy of posts, commentary and of course, discourse; some extremely hostile toward mothers.To paraphrase, many of the comments postulated that allowing mothers the flexibility to work from home was akin to having the company subsidizing childcare for these women. Others said women make the choice to have kids so they have to deal with it. What? Wait a minute!...more

Employees Working from Home vs. Office: The Employers Debate

ast week Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, had an internal memo leaked of which the basic message was that she would now require all remote workers to report to an office. In an age with so many start-ups, many are working from home to cut costs. So what are the pros and cons to telecommuting?...more

Marissa Mayer: Enemy of the Working Mother or Just a Hardass?

When I hear Marissa Mayer's name in the news these days, I'm not sure whether I want to laugh, cry or punch. As a woman, feminist and working mother, I'd be lying if I didn't say she made my skin crawl, regardless of her gender. When she made headlines back in July, I actually defended her a little. What can I say? She's a broad I truly hate to hate. ...more

Marissa Mayer and the devolution of the working mother

Big news out of Yahoo this week when company CEO Marissa Mayer ended the company’s existing flexible working arrangements for employees. Staffers were collectively called home to their cubicles when the company announced that corporate productivity and creativity are only at their peak when the hive mind is actively engaged. The days of working from home in any formal capacity were over—at Yahoo, at least. ...more

Mid-Week Happenings- Marissa Mayer & Stuff

Marissa Mayer, she's a patsy and she doesn't even know. How the heck does an Internet company not support some of their employers who work from home full time or part-time? What a load of crap. Yahoo got a woman in there to "head" the company, now she, with I'm sure a lot of pressure is going to set working women/mothers back at least 20 years. The US is notorious for having horrible maternity leave/benefits as it is....more

Leaving Gender at the Door

Interviewer:  So, why do you write these strong female characters?...more

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: "Lean In" and Get Your Butt to the Office!

Lean in! Take charge! No fear! Out with flex-time! In with face time! ...more
Women who want to work, have a family and basically have it all are caught between a rock and a ...more

Why Yahoo Just Became Obsolete: CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home

Unless you've been living under a rock, if you're a parent you've probably heard the newest decree from Marissa Mayer -- the young CEO of Yahoo, who was hired when she was five months pregnant and notably took only a two-week maternity leave after popping out her baby, undoubtedly while being fanned by a her doula, a waiting nanny in tow. Her decree, uttered with all the certainty that an empress can have from her ivory citadel, was that no longer could Yahoo employees work remotely (aka from home, or anywhere else that's not the office) anymore....more
@brandeplotnick@JeffinDC THANK YOU!!   Agree with everything you said here... thank your for ...more