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In a blog post on her personal Tumblr site, Mayer, 40, said that she likely will give birth in December. The former Google exec already has a boy with Bogue.
— marissamayer (@marissamayer) September 1, 2015
In 2013, after banning Yahoo employees from working from home, including working mothers, Mayer was criticized widely for having a nursery built in her office and bringing her infant son to work. In recent years, the Yahoo chief has restructured the company’s maternity-leave program to bring it more into line with other Silicon Valley companies.
Yahoo’s company blog released a statement, which said: “Our CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with twins. At the company, we are extremely happy for her and supportive of her plans and approach. Yahoo, as well as Marissa and her family, thank you for respecting their privacy during this happy, special time.”
Read Mayer’s full post on her Tumblr below.
Happy personal news
With great happiness, Zack and I have some exciting news to share — I’m pregnant! In fact, I’m expecting identical twin girls, likely arriving in December. The twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors. However, as I’ve now learned, identical twins occur by random chance in roughly 1 out of approximately every 300 pregnancies. Zack and I have embraced the surprise and are very excited about these new additions to our family.
Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout. I’ve shared the news and my plans with Yahoo’s Board of Directors and my executive team, and they are incredibly supportive and happy for me. I want to thank them for all of their encouragement as well as their offers of help and continued support.
Leading Yahoo in our renaissance, alongside a terrific and dedicated team, has given me tremendous professional pride in our accomplishments. I’ve never been more excited about our progress and the growth opportunities for our amazing company. At the same time, I’m blessed to have experienced some of my most extraordinary and proudest personal moments while being Yahoo’s CEO. Moving forward, there will be a lot to do for both my family and for Yahoo; both will require hard work and thoughtful prioritization. However, I’m extremely energized by and dedicated to both my family and Yahoo and will do all that is necessary and more to help both thrive. The future looks extremely bright on both fronts.
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