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Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is coming out of the woodwork — investing in a new “inclusive space for families” that begs them to turn their smartphones off.
Mayer, who famously got a golden parachute worth nearly $260 million after her tumultuous exit from Yahoo in 2017, has invested in a project called the Wonder, alongside other backers including designer Rebecca Minkoff.
Page Six got a peek at the press release, which boasts that it is a “place to ditch your phone and have meaningful connections with your favorite people.”
It says that “digital-age parents” are “hungry for real-life connections with their children, and a place outside of the home where they and their children are inspired, delighted and feel a sense of community.”
A Web site for the center — which is in Tribeca and run by Sarah Robinson — adds: “The Wonder is an absurdly playful members space for curious, imaginative families.”
It says it will be a place where anything goes, from playtime to parties and a parents-only bar.
Mom of three Mayer — who’s married to Zachary Bogue — hit the headlines in 2013 when she banned Yahoo employees from working remotely. This upset many employees — moms in particular.
Mayer is a working mother, but she was able to bring her kid to work after paying to have a nursery built in her office.
She has flown largely under the radar since her Yahoo exit. In April 2018, she re-emerged in an interview with the New York Times to reveal that she’d launched a new tech incubator, Lumi Labs, out of her old Google office space.
Since then, there has been zero news about the startup, or what Mayer is hoping to do with her fortune.
Robinson’s also founder and CEO of a parent-coaching startup called Preconceive.
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