Yahoo Chief's Latest Move Winning Over Mommy Bloggers

Marissa Meyer, whose telecommuting ban ignited a firestorm, expands paid parental leave.
2:14 | 05/01/13

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Story of Bristol-Myers now she's the CEO of our partner at Yahoo! initially some -- and a couple months back for banning telecommuting. And now she's backing a major expansion of paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers ABC's Rebecca Jarvis has the story. Employees that guy who may have just hit the mother left. The Internet giant led by the sometimes controversial CEO Marissa Mayer has announced it will now give me. -- -- up to sixteen weeks paid maternity leave. And new dads they can -- eight -- the -- her don't end there -- cells are providing new parents with 500 dollars in cash. For things like child care in grocery. The whole world. Is gonna drop everything they're doing and they're all gonna go around and apply to record it -- it doesn't matter you did did train conductor you're gonna wanna learn -- program. But is not -- making up for some of her other policies including -- it just two months ago prohibiting employees from working from home. -- and there probably. Found that. Intentionally are not her policies that created terrible -- out she has learned from -- and allowed c.s like the parent who says no you can't have ice cream but -- buy a -- up. Igniting a firestorm of criticism that she was sending an unrealistic example for working mothers but according to the mommy bloggers she's now making the right move. Saying now I don't give -- pigs about all the work from home hoopla considering the Marisa has officially announced a Boller maternity leave. -- And moms to be we spoke with -- a prenatal yoga center in New York City -- this new policy is a big but in the right direction. I think that's -- -- Want to have fun and it's an absolute necessity I think it's amazing and I think hopefully it's an inspiration -- her other you know corporations against moms and you know. -- -- But the new policy compared of the competition well it's good but it still offers fewer days off -- Google and FaceBook Google offers 22 weeks of paid maternity leave. And FaceBook offers sixteen.

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