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Can Marissa Mayer Have It All On a Glass Cliff?


When the news broke yesterday afternoon that Marissa Mayer would be taking over as Yahoo’s CEO, one detail was left out until long after market hours: Close to midnight last night, Fortune reported that today Ms. Mayer will be starting her new job six months pregnant.

As a 37-year-old, female CEO of a major public tech company, Ms. Mayer was already in a rarefied position. But the latest development is without precedent, leaving tech reporters debating whether pregnancy is a “material fact,” and wondering if it would be covered in Yahoo’s earnings call this afternoon. Read More