Vogue dream girl Marissa Mayer never set out to be anyone’s role model — but Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman seems to be following in her footsteps. Whitman has issued a memo requesting that her employees work in the office as much as they can:
We now need to build a stronger culture of engagement and collaboration and the more employees we get into the office the better company we will be.
Whether the Mayer-style Vogue treatment applies to all CEOs who scorn telecommuting or just those with a work uniform by Oscar de la Renta remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: Just because Whitman is a female CEO of a tech company does not make this decision anti-feminist. We’ve had this conversation.