Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer back at work full time just two weeks after giving birth to her first child
The 37-year-old mother had a baby boy on September 30
22:33 GMT, 15 October 2012
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has made good on her promise to take just a 'few weeks'' maternity leave and is already back at her desk.
A tweet from the 37-year-old mother today confirmed that she was back in the office just two weeks after giving birth to her first child.
Mayer tweeted: 'My first full day back in the office, and I'm excited to kick it off by announcing my new COO, Henrique de Castro.'
Social symbol: Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has returned to work two weeks after giving birth to her first child, a baby boy
Drive: Marissa Mayer tweeted her latest business news to followers today as she was back at the helm of Yahoo two weeks after giving birth
The self-described geek, who is married to San Francisco
investor Zachary Bogue, has never expressed doubt she that she can't 'have it all'.
Instead of pandering to society's belief
that her new-found working motherhood is setting unrealistic standards
for women, she previously told Fortune magazine she is simply 'staying in the
rhythm of things.'
On October 1, her husband tweeted: 'Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great–we couldn't be more excited!'
Ms Mayer's currently unnamed baby started making news before its birth, when the mother-to-be was selected as Yahoo!'s new CEO in July – and announced her pregnancy the same day, making her a role model for working moms.
Working mom: As the new CEO of Yahoo, the 37-year-old has single handily revived the debate surrounding working mothers
However as a tech executive that receives a base
salary of $1million a year – an amount which excludes her million
dollar performance bonuses, stock grants, and 'make whole' compensation –
Ms Mayer is not a logical comparison for most working parents.
Brian Singerman, a former Google employee who is now a partner at Founders Fund, a venture-capital firm, said: 'Marissa is very, very, very driven.'
'She will outwork you; she will outwork anybody,' added her friend Dylan Casey, who left Google last year.
Ms Mayer is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company and the youngest woman to feature in the top 15 of Fortune magazine's 'Most Powerful Business Women'.
New parents: Marisa with her husband, San Francisco investor Zachary Bogue