What Message Does Marissa Mayer Send To New Mothers?
Some might think it wonderful that Marissa Mayer can bounce back to work just two weeks after giving birth to a baby, but some believe the move could send a negative message about women in the workplace and families -- especially after Fortune magazine used a non-pregnant photo of the newly appointed CEO, named by Fortune as one of the 50 most powerful women, on the cover. Barbara Palmer reminds us that no matter how much money someone has, "no one remembers the first 1-2 weeks after they have given birth. Your body is recovering, your emotions are out of whack, and your responsibilities have completely changed and that alone should buy you the privilege to stay home and heal." She questions the example it provides for the next generation of women who want to excel in corporate America.