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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 3:41am

WORKING: Women In Power

Yahoo’s many work-at-home staffers are back in offices this summer after CEO Marissa Mayer ended the company’s longstanding telecommuting policy.

Since she took over at Yahoo last July, Mayer has faced high-profile scrutiny about the telecommuting decision, her maternity leave, and her acquisition strategy.

Some observers argue she’s facing more intense criticism because she’s a woman. Our own workplace expert and leadership consultant, Brandon Smith, offers his take on why that might be.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might answer you in a future radio segment.

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