Hey females (and maybe males?) there's a female CEO who had a baby. New York has a feature story, "Can Marissa Mayer Really Have It All?" about what the event means for females, CEOs, and babies everywhere. Lisa Miller argues that Mayer is a "a living, breathing rebuttal" to The Atlantic article by Ann Marie Slaughter, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," because look at her having it all as CEO with a baby in tow.
Since her appointment as CEO of Yahoo, Mayer's baby has gotten as much, if not more, press attention that she and her company. Take the day her new position was announced: "When Yahoo announced Mayer’s appointment on July 16, the Internet was cautiously pleased. But when, in a carefully orchestrated maneuver later that same night, Mayer tweeted that she was expecting, interest in her blew up," Miller explains. It's true. For every article about Mayer's new gig, there were many others debating what her future baby meant. And now that she has had the child, we have gotten even more deep conversations about the baby, including this one from New York. This does not seem to be a rebuttal to Slaughter as much as a confirmation that there is a deep and wide interest in how women who are highly successful professionals go about raising children.