Yahoo hiring pregnant CEO breaks new ground

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer is breaking new ground for Fortune 500 companies by starting her job more than six months pregnant.

18th July, 2012
Yahoo's new chief executive Marissa Mayer.

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer is breaking new ground for Fortune 500 companies by starting her job more than six months pregnant, a trend already embraced by young women running Silicon Valley startups.

Mayer, an engineer and former Google executive who helped develop the company’s home page and maps products, was hired by Yahoo after a nine-week search for a CEO. The 37-year-old brings the number of women running Fortune 500 companies to 20. Many other...

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