I'm not here to talk about Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to discontinue telecommuting at the company. I'm here to talk about the reaction to it.
As someone who raised two children as a single parent while working, I can relate to the many women who rely on working from home to manage a family and a career and I can understand how this controversial decision creates adverse opinions on the efficiency and fairness of telecommuting.
As someone who has a leadership position in the male-dominated auto industry and who has also had to make tough decisions for her company, I cannot understand how the debate has shifted to the questioning of Ms. Mayer's leadership, strategy, and ability to turn around a fledgling company that has seen two former leaders before her fail. I cannot understand how this has encouraged some to call her the "Stalin of Silicon Valley."