New York: "Another piece of good news today," tweeted the expectant mom, announcing to her online followers that she and her husband are awaiting a baby boy.
But this wasn't just any excited mom-to-be. This was 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, the newly named CEO of Yahoo - obviously a huge achievement for anyone, but especially for a woman in the male-dominated tech industry. And she was about six months pregnant, to boot.
Exciting news - especially for Mayer and her husband, of course - but did it mean something for the rest of us, too? Was it a watershed moment in the perennial debate over whether women can "have it all," with the pendulum swinging happily in the positive direction?
Or was it, as some claimed in the inevitable back-and-forth on Twitter, actually a development that would increase pressure on other working moms, who might not have nearly the resources that Mayer does, in terms of wealth, power, talent and flexibility on the job?...more
06:29 AM, Jul 18, 2012
Kolkata: West Bengal Government on Thursday declared 730 days Child Care Leave (CCL) for working mothers employed by the state government, apart from their scheduled maternity leaves, during their entire service career. "This revolutionary decision has been taken in the state cabinet meeting today. The entire holiday will be with pay", state's Industry and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters. With this decision, working mothers employed by the state government...
11:30 PM, Jan 19, 2012
New Delhi: Aiming for a work culture that helps balance work and family responsibilities, 56 per cent of Indian companies plan to hire mothers on a part-time basis this year, said a survey. This is higher than 36 per cent of global companies which intend to take in mothers in 2011, a study undertaken by workplace solutions provider Regus Plc said. Indian firms' hiring intentions register far above global average,...
07:33 PM, Jan 12, 2011