Working and Career

Working and Career

Joshua Stewart

WORKING: Women In Power

By Joshua StewartPosted June 24, 2013 8:51am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034351734@N01/98179889/in/photolist-9FcsH-69HpG5-8SHgEF-8SLhYC-8SHfGp-

(Photo Courtesy of


Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has taken some shots from analysts and the media in her first year on the job.

Many have criticized her decision to end the company’s long-standing telecommuting policy. They’ve worried Yahoo’s new acquisition strategy is the wrong move. They’ve even wondered about Mayer’s decision to take a short maternity leave and then boost the time off the company offers to new moms and dads.

Some of that pushback goes with that C-level title – chief (your word here) officer – but is there more here? Is Mayer facing extra scrutiny because she’s a woman in a powerful leadership role? How common is that and why does it happen?

Our workplace expert, Brandon Smith, explains what he often sees in organizations and how to handle it in this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.

Viewed 2440 times

All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

Get More Info »