New CEO’s Pregnancy Was Not an Issue For Yahoo! Board

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Mayer’s capabilities as a CEO have nothing to do with whether she has kids or not, but the subject of gender has been a big topic of discussion and debate in tech of late. By Kara Swisher (Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)

In weighing the selection of Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, sources close to the board of Yahoo! said that it did not consider or even discuss the fact that she had informed them — as part of the process — that she is currently pregnant.

The issue is an interesting one, since she will be one of the first tech CEOs appointed who is having a baby relatively soon after she has taken on what is a very difficult job in turning around the troubled Silicon Valley Internet giant. Many male CEOs have children while running companies, of course, which some feel is the same situation. » Read the full article on All Things D.