After the news flashout as of on the monday about the new CEO of yahoo -- Marissa Mayer, 37, it has been reported that she is pregnant.
Marissa had been a veteran of Google since 13 years and is recruited as a CEO of Yahoo. Marissa told Fortune that she is expecting a baby by Oct 7.
"He's super-active," Mayer said. "He moves around a lot. My doctor says that he takes after his parents."
The announcement of she being a new CEO of yahoo may be a overwhelming day for her, but she already knew about her pregnancy since late January 2012.
According to All Things D, Mayer's pregnancy was not an issue to the company's board. Yahoo's decision reflects a change in a business environment once inhospitable to mothers and women expecting children.
Sex discrimination is not allowed in the workplace according to the Civil Rights Act. This includes discrimination because a female employee chooses to have a baby. Having children is not a fire-able offense.
While Marissa Mayer's pregnancy was likely not intended to make such a statement, it certainly is a positive message that having a baby and being a high powered executive are not mutually exclusive.
And as far as maternity leave goes, don't expect Mayer to be out of the office for long. The new CEO plans to return to the office after a few short weeks and will be working throughout her time off. Yahoo's scheduled September board meeting will be in Sunnyvale, Calif., rather than New York, to accommodate for the expecting mother-to-be.