Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The Tentacle: Yahoo Marissa Mayer: The Changing Face of Leadership http://tinyurl.com/cyh46uh by Kevin Dayhoff
Yahoo Marissa Mayer: The Changing Face of Leadership http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5709
By Kevin E. Dayhoff April 3, 2013
In a recent ‘lean in’ story posted on the new website launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Google employee number 20, Marissa Mayer weighed on how she decided to accept the position of president and CEO of Yahoo!
No meaningful conversation about the constantly changing dynamics of technology is possible without fully exploring the rising influence of women in leadership positions.
The discussion over the role of women in leadership positions has only increased since the July 2012 essay by Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," was published in The Atlantic and Ms. Sandberg’s recently released book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.”
Getting back to Ms. Mayer; she gave birth to a son last September. Kara Swisher wrote in the publication, “All Things D,” on March 29: “Sandberg and her team have been encouraging women to post their personal stories of when they leaned into their careers and Mayer certainly does that in her post, including discussing taking the job at the top of the troubled Silicon Valley Internet company when she was seven months pregnant…”
Ms. Mayer wrote in Lean In, “Looking back to reflect on the question: Could I really take the helm of Yahoo when I was 28 weeks pregnant?
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