Advice to Marissa Mayer from a Mom CEO
Dear Ms. Mayer,
As the mother of a three month old child and the Chief Executive Officer of Metro Moms Network, LLC, I can relate to your plan to take a short maternity leave. And to work throughout it. The Metro Moms Network cannot even remotely compare to the complexity and vastness of Yahoo! but as CEO my responsibility to our followers and investors does not stop even if I am out of commission.
When I gave birth three months ago, there was widespread speculation among my Twitter followers that I would live tweet the birth. I did not go quite that far, but I did respond to work emails in the early stages of delivery. And right after I gave birth.
To read more, the complete letter is at http://metromoms.net/2012/07/23/metrocareers-letter-to-marissa-mayer-ceo-to-ceo/
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Metro Moms Network, LLC