By allowing Vogue to play up her assets in such an undeniably -- and distractingly -- physical way, Marissa Mayer lost the opportunity to make the case for herself, and for other women, that she is far more than a pretty woman in a blue dress.
Letting go of physical boundaries, 19th-century work practices and an expectation that change is ever complete, may propel some organizations to the front through greater innovation and overall productivity.
The whole media storm over Sheryl Sandberg's book makes me wonder, why are we so set on judging each other? I know one thing from my personal experience, if you are a mom, you're working hard. None of us are better than the other.