Marissa Mayer announced shed be moving into two tough jobs this week taking the helm at Yahoo on Wednesday and becoming a mom in October.
Yet, in many of the pieces we saw about Marissa Mayer, journalists referenced bra burning when talking about Mayers career advancement.
While its rare for news of two such events to break in unison, 88% of people feel Yahoo made the right decision in choosing Mayer as its new chief, according to a Mashable poll.
While our polls are not scientific studies, this one received more than 7,500 responses.
Among the opinions voiced by our community this week, half (49%) of respondents think Mayers strategy should target AOL, rather than her former employer Google (39%).
The company may even figure out how to bring the Web to smartphones and social media before these newer technologies render browsing obsolete.
SEE ALSO: Mayer’s Compensation at Yahoo Could Top $50 MillionWhen it comes to specific plans of action, 79% want to see Mayer fix Flickr.
In a separate Mashable poll, focused on how Mayer will balance her expanding family with her new role at Yahoo, 92% of respondants say they think Mayer is a role model for all working women.
Mayer’s comments have re ignited the perennial debate around how working mothers can balance motherhood with their careers — can women really have it all.
However, some 16% of respondents say theyve been turned down for jobs because of family obligationsIn another Mashable poll, we asked what might be the most important question about the beleaguered tech companys future with Mayer: Can she save Yahoo.
When it comes to a future return to Google, 83% of people dont see Mayer taking the chief executive role at her former company.
Those who are excited about the new appointment seem to care less about what it means for Yahoo or the Internet than the fact that Mayer is a woman, pregnant, and a former girlfriend of Google chief Larry Page.
Julia Macdonald is a business journalist based in Cairns, Australia. Julia has a passion for financial markets and breaking news stories and loves writing about business news, stock market, and economic opinions that matters most to its audience. Julia spends a lot of time discovering and researching latest financial markets and industry news stories in order to make sure the latest and greatest stories are brought to you first on BigBoardNews.com.