'The Impression Maternity Leave Is Not Important' German Family Minister Slams Yahoo! CEO Mayer

Kristina Schröder, Germany's Federal Minister of Family Affairs, is making waves with her controversial stance on mothers in the workforce. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, Schröder has criticized new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, arguing she should take a longer maternity leave when she gives birth later this year.
German Family Minister Kristina Schröder wants more German women to take maternity leave and says pregnant Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is setting a bad example.

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder wants more German women to take maternity leave and says pregnant Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is setting a bad example.

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