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Marissa Mayer on maternity leave: 'I understand I'm the exception'

Marissa Mayer in 90 seconds

Marissa Mayer says she's the exception, not the rule.

The Yahoo CEO and mother of three has been slammed by critics for not taking enough maternity leave.

When Mayer had her first child in 2012, she took just two weeks leave before returning to work, a move that was heavily scrutinized. Last year, she gave birth to twin girls, and once again Mayer caught flak for saying she'd return to work quickly. She came back to work in less than a month.

On Thursday, Mayer took to Twitter to defend her personal choice, adding that she doesn't expect others at Yahoo to follow suit -- nor have they.

"I understand I'm the exception,"

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