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Marissa Mayer’s Potentially Revolutionary Paternity Leave Policy

1 May

Marissa Mayer’s Potentially Revolutionary Paternity Leave Policy

Marissa Mayer took a lot of flak when she nixed telecommuting at Yahoo yet built a private nursery for her own baby next to her office, on the heels of her earlier statement that she intended to work through a meager two-week maternity leave.

This week, however, she announced a decidedly family-friendly policy for Yahoos who become parents: doubling paid maternity leave for mothers (from eight to 16 weeks) plus granting eight weeks for fathers.

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