Here's the question that must be asked: Why are we questioning Marissa Mayer's personal decision about how to balance her work and family lives when too few people have this option at all? The last time a male CEO was asked questions about how he would balance having a new baby and with work was never.
Her personal decision doesn't mean that millions of other women will be forced to follow in her footsteps. Instead, let's hope that her example pushes other companies to work out more and various solutions for expectant moms and dads.
And in long form -- Yahoo had another series launch as well. Yahoo announced The Pursuit, an edgier, 21st century take on Friends in the era of social media.
We know why otherwise capable women abandon technology careers or encounter disproportionate hurdles to advancement in a coding-centric workplace. We recognize all of these symptoms. Now we must decide how to fix this broken code.
It's do or die -- a crisis could be the perfect moment to surpass expectations and make a name for yourself.
Gender bias is real and it is worse in engineering. Even engineering students rate average female professors more harshly than an average male professor.
Named one of Advertising Age's most influential women in the industry, Sharon Napier is a lifelong entrepreneur, business expert, and marketing vision...
Kristi Ross is the co-CEO and President of dough, Inc, a newly formed company which includes tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network ...
Meagan Rhodes, 27, is the Digital Marketing Lead for @Pay, an email payments technology based out of Albuquerque, NM. Meagan has grown a Twitter Following of over 14K on her personal page, @MeaganNRhodes, where she posts about digital marketing, tech news and advocates for women in tech.
Marissa Mayer's mounting troubles at the helm of Yahoo illustrate just how complex and tenuous the world of the CEO has become. She's made no big blunders, yet, after just two years it appears the clock is fast running out on Mayer's tenure.
Leverage your strengths. Whether you are an executive onboarding into a new role, leading a turn around or just looking to accelerate value creation, the answer is almost always to focus on and leverage your existing strongest talents, knowledge, skills, capabilities.
One could see it as archaic. Maybe we no longer need trendspotters, when everything is changing all the time, and when everything else -- branding, marketing, behavior and lifestyle -- can adapt in real time. Trendspotting can be frustrating.
Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.
Not quite young enough to consider yourself "just out of college," yet still not quite old enough to spend all your free time worrying about back pain, 25 is the first age where everyone seems to expect you to have figured it out, and you may be quietly losing your mind if you haven't.
When I wrote five years ago that the San Jose Mercury News was in trouble, I had no idea what trouble was. The peril for the paper of Silicon Valley has certainly intensified since then.
So it's not just my imagination. Marissa Mayer clones seem to be showing up with increasing frequency in business media lately.