Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s minimal maternity leave plan prompts dismay

The tech company chief says she will take only two weeks off and be ‘working throughout’ when she gives birth to twins but campaigners lament her example

Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, has provoked howls of protest with her announcement that she is taking as little as two weeks of maternity leave and will be “working throughout” when she gives birth to twins later this year – with some outraged that her break will be so brief, others that she even has to talk about this at all.

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