Congratulations are in order for Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer, 40, who just revealed she’s pregnant—with twins.
The CEO announced the news in a post on her personal blog, stating that she’s due in December, and, as with her first child, won’t be taking much time out during the pregnancy or after giving birth.
“Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated, and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout,” she wrote, adding, “I’ve shared the news and my plans with Yahoo’s Board of Directors and my executive team, and they are incredibly supportive and happy for me.”
Back in 2012, Mayer, who is worth more than $380 million and raked in a whopping $42 million salary last year, was heavily scrutinized after returning to work just two weeks after giving birth to her first baby. At the time, she had just been appointed Yahoo’s CEO, accepting the role when she was 28 weeks pregnant. Two years later, Mayer again came under fire from working parents for banning working from home among Yahoo staffers.
Regardless of your personal opinion about Mayer’s maternity leave, she’s entitled to make her own decisions about what’s best for her and her family, and big congratulations are in order for both the CEO and her husband Zachary Bogue on their happy news.