| SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO Oct 1 Yahoo Inc Chief
Executive Marissa Mayer, three months into a nascent effort to
revamp the struggling Web company, could be back in the office
in one week, following the birth of her first child on Sunday.
The 37-year-old Mayer will work from home and continues to
lead the company and "is involved in all critical decisions
making," a Yahoo spokeswoman said on Monday.
"She will be working remotely and is planning to return to
the office as soon as possible (likely in 1-2 weeks)," Yahoo
told Reuters in an emailed comment.
Mayer, who was an executive at Google before taking the helm
at Yahoo, is the company's third permanent CEO in roughly a
year. She is leading an effort to revive the company's flagging
revenue growth amid competition from Google Inc,
Facebook Inc and a new generation of Web start-ups.
Mayer has yet to brief investors on her plan for Yahoo, but
she provided some general details to the company's staff in
meetings with employees last week.
Women are significantly underrepresented in the ranks of
corporate CEOs, and Mayer's announcement of her pregnancy on the
same day that she was named Yahoo CEO garnered widespread
attention. Her comments at the time in Fortune magazine that she
did not plan to take an extended maternity stoked a debate about
whether such an example would help or hurt the cause of other
women in the workplace.
News of the birth of Mayer's first child was announced on
Twitter by her husband, Zachary Bogue, who wrote: "baby boy
Bogue born last night. Mom and baby are doing great-we couldn't
be more excited!"