Hours after news broke today of Marissa Mayer’s surprising appointment as CEO of Yahoo, Fortune’s Patricia Sellers shares a shocking, exclusive extra detail. Mayer is pregnant, due to deliver a boy on October 7:
Mayer’s husband is Zachary Bogue, a lawyer who traded practicing law to invest in “big-data startups,” she says…
Mayer first disclosed to the Yahoo board that she is pregnant in late June, in a meeting with Michael Wolf, a member of the board’s four-person CEO search committee. A meeting with the search committee followed, and then Mayer met with the full board last Wednesday. None of the Yahoo directors, she says, revealed any concern about hiring a pregnant chief executive. “They showed their evolved thinking,” says Mayer, who got the phone call last Thursday that she was the board’s choice to be CEO.
Talk about putting the exclamation mark in Yahoo. Read the rest of Sellers’ bombshell blog item here.[Photo courtesy @marissamayer]
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