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Yahoo CEO to return to work one-two weeks after birth of first child

  • Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer could be back in the office within a week, following the birth of her first child on Sunday.

    The news 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!"

    The 37-year-old will work from home and will continue to head the company and "is involved in all critical decision making," according to a Yahoo spokesperson.

    "She will be working remotely and is planning to return to the office as soon as possible (likely in 1-2 weeks)," Yahoo added.

    Mayer was previously an executive at Google before she joined Yahoo three months ago. She is the company's third permanent CEO in roughly a year and is leading efforts to revamp the company and boost revenue.

    Mayer’s announcement of her pregnancy on the same day she was named Yahoo CEO attracted widespread attention.

    Shortly after her appointment, she told Fortune magazine that she did not plan to take an extended maternity, sparking a a debate over whether such an example would aid or hinder the cause of other women in the workplace.