This week started off with the announcement of Marissa Mayer’s appointment to CEO at Yahoo! Within a few hours, this young, smart, trailblazer announced that she was pregnant and was to become a first-time mom. This is big news! And we are thrilled that the Yahoo! Board of Directors expressed no reservations that Mayer could juggle both motherhood and the demands of the job.
Also this week, the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University launched our Idea Exchange. At the Center, we’re working with businesses who want to better understand the struggles of working women. In an effort to move toward solutions, we’d like to hear your ideas for improving the workplace so that women have the opportunities to stay on the leadership track.
Go to the Idea Exchange and review some of the ideas that have already been posted and post your own views on what it takes to create a corporate culture in which women have the support, direction and desire to stay on a leadership path.