Pregnant And CEO

There were a lot of articles recently about the hiring of Marissa Mayer as head CEO of Yahoo. Why is that news?  It is true there are still not many as many women CEOs as men, although it is changing. What got the media worked up about this was that she announced on twitter within moments after she was hired (it was quick) that she is 7 months pregnant.  Question: would Yahoo have hired her had they known? Is that why she waited?  Who knows?   But it made me think of the above cartoon. Enjoy!

****Correction!  I just found out Yahoo knew she was pregnant. Sorry.****


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men,
This entry was posted in Random but Relevant and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Pregnant And CEO

  1. Jim Stathis says:

    Hi Liza,
    According to Forbes, the Yahoo board knew during the interview process, she told them she is pregnant (even though she didn’t have to).

  2. Ioana Burcea says:

    It sounds like Yahoo knew before they hired her.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s