Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo as of Monday, is also pregnant. The 37 year old told Fortune that she was expecting a baby boy on October 7th. “He’s super-active,” Mayer said. “He moves around a lot. My doctor says that he takes after his parents.”
When the Yahoo recruiter first contacted Mayer June 18, she was well-aware that she would soon be a new mother. She told Yahoo’s board about her pregnancy in late June.
All Things D says that Mayer’s pregnancy was not an issue to the company’s board.
“It was not part of the consideration,” said an anonymous person familiar with the situation. “Like every other professional woman, she has to weigh all the factors in doing her job and having a family.”
Mayer also expressed that she was pleased the Yahoo board was not concerned, telling Fortune their actions “showed their evolved thinking.”