Tag Archive: Yahoo

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    by Jessica Schimm

    Yahoo!’s Doubled New Parent Leave is Generous, but Not the Best!

    Yahoo!’s new policy is a huge improvement over most American companies.

    By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Editor, Women 2.0)

    We’re happy to hear that future Yahoo! employees will now get double time off for a new baby. A new mother can take up to sixteen weeks of paid leave and a new father can take up to eights weeks. But as a former Google employee, Marissa Mayer probably knows that better still doesn’t match the best policies in the business.

    This new policy may spiff up Mayer’s family un-friendly reputation after her now infamous ban on telecommuting - and it will no doubt attract a talent pool, but other technology companies make it even more comfortable for new parents.

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    by Jessica Schimm

    Marissa Mayer’s Real Elephant: China

    Because she’s a female CEO, everyone focused on the fact that she was being “anti-feminist.” If Mayer were a man, the narrative would be about the business strategy to bring Yahoo back to life.

    By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Marissa Mayer jokingly broke her silence about the Yahoo! work from home policy at the Great Place to Work conference last week by displaying a slide with a big purple elephant emblazoned with WFH during a closing keynote speech.

    “It’s not what’s right for Yahoo! right now,” she said. “It was wrongly perceived as an industry narrative.”

    If Mayer were a man, this would not have been the case. Because she’s a female CEO, everyone focused on the fact that she was hurting working mothers, being “anti-feminist,” and hypocritical because she had recently built a nursery for her newborn baby at her office. If Mayer were a man, the narrative would be about the decision as a key business strategy to bring Yahoo! back to life and that’s all.

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    by Angie Chang

    Tech Women in 2013 TIME 100, Because Software is Eating the World

    What do the 100 most influential people in the world, as named by TIME magazine, have in common? Impact.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    TIME magazine’s annual 100 list of the world’s most influential people is out. Each individual is described in accolades by another influential person in a postcard moment.

    Here are some notable women in tech in the TIME 100, as described by another TIME-worthy notable individual:

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Female Founders to Watch: Seattle Edition

    Founder Friday is coming to Seattle to mix and mingle with the city’s amazing female tech talent. Here are a few women to watch.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Are Many Female Execs Bad Role Models?

    Female execs in finance fear they haven’t done enough to make their industry more friendly to women, reports the New York Times. Could the same be said of tech?

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    It’s wonderful when women reach the top of traditionally male-dominated industries, but do they have a responsibility to make the climb easier for the women coming up after them?

    That’s the question posed in a recent New York Times DealBook piece

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    by Jessica Stillman

    This Isn’t a Girl Thing

    Marissa Mayer’s decision to bring all Yahoo! employees back to the office has nothing to do with gender — it’s all about business and reinvigorating a stumbling behemoth. 

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    I had a chat with my friends at Bloomberg last week. They were perplexed that the media was still talking about the strong move by Marissa and wanted my honest and frank opinion.

    I wasn’t shy when I shared it, have a look at the video clip:

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012 Finalist Alike, Founded By CEO Maria Renhui Zhang, Acquired By Yahoo!

    Yahoo! snaps up female-founded mobile startup Alike today for an undisclosed sum – the team will be joining Yahoo! mobile in California.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Today Yahoo! acquired Alike, a mobile company founded by CEO Maria Renhui Zhang. The app focused on personalization by using the restaurants and places you like to find the ones you’ll love. In a statement, Yahoo! was “very impressed by the team and their approach to building personalized experiences.”