Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a son on Sunday evening, just over a week before her due date. In an appropriate move for a woman who has made her name in technology, Mayer’s husband Zachary Bogue announced the birth via Twitter on Monday, writing: “Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great – we couldn’t be more excited!”
Yahoo! released a statement hours later saying that Mayer is working from home this week but she may reappear in the office in person after only a week of maternity leave. “She will be working remotely and is planning to return to the office as soon as possible (likely in 1-2 weeks),” a Yahoo spokesman told Reuters in an emailed statement.
|A customised yahoo-themed box for her Yahoo Boy|
The 37-year-old prompted much debate about how pregnancies affect women in the workplace as she was hired to lead the struggling tech firm in July when she was seven-months pregnant.
“My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I’ll work throughout it,” the expectant mom told Fortune at the time.
Yahoo executives were aware that she was with child when they interviewed her, and she said that their decision to go ahead with her hiring ‘showed their evolved thinking’.
Just days after her hiring, Mayer tweeted a picture of a layette set filled with Yahoo! themed baby gear that the company’s communications team sent her. Whether or not she will choose to dress her little boy in the yellow-and-purple outfits that are clear ads for the company is another guess entirely. As she proclaimed that her newborn would not slow her down, her pregnancy didn’t either and she attended the San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala just two weeks ago.