Marissa Mayer: Yahoo CEO Gives Birth to Identical Twin Girls

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Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, gave birth to identical twin girls on Thursday. She shared the news via social media a few hours after her daughters were born.

Many congratulatory Tweets replied to Marissa Mayer's announcement. She even received one from Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, where she used to work.

It was just this past September that Marissa Mayer announced her pregnancy.

Mayer joined Yahoo in 2012 to help the struggling company. To this date, however, it still remains significantly behind both Google and Facebook in advertising, as well as in other areas.

Despite the birth of her twins, Marissa Mayer doesn't plan to take an extended maternity leave. Instead she says she will take a "limited" maternity leave and plans to work throughout. She and her husband have hired several people to care for their children. In addition to their twins, Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue are also the parents of a three-year-old son named Macallister.

Yahoo offers its employees up to eight weeks of paid leave when a child is born, adopted, or fostered. Birth mothers--like Marissa Mayer--receive an additional eight weeks.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.