In my ideal world, all new parents should be forced to take advantage of the full leave policy
What message Mayer sends out has impact on lots of lives.
If I'd had to go back to work in an office earlier than three months, I would have lost my entire mind.
Mayer's own personal choice is setting the company culture.
We should all just mind our own business.
it sets a very unrealistic expectation for other working mothers.
The responsibility is on millennial women to drive the conversation around parental leave forward.
Society at large is not bugging new dads about taking too little paternity leave.
Women should not see having a baby or having a career as a choice.
Will the employees at Yahoo really feel comfortable taking their full maternity leave?
"Yahoo’s leadership is 77% male, so there is a disproportionate amount of attention on her decision. That may not be fair, but it’s the world we live in. And I think it’s going to be harder for women to not feel guilt for not “taking limited time away and working throughout” their leave. I also think it’s going to be harder for senior leadership to not hold Mayer’s example as the model new parents should follow going forward. I believe that Mayer has built a strong team, but I think by refusing to take a break from work, she’s not only not showing her trust in that team, but hurting that team’s opportunities at deciding what is best for their future." — Rebecca Smith, 25, audience development editor at Refinery29
If she instituted the 16-weeks policy, she must be comfortable with people taking it.