A year ago, I would have been hard pressed to decide whether I thought the Yahoo! board or the HP board was more hopeless. A year later, both have managed to appoint excellent CEOs – finally. And both happen to be women – finally. Yahoo!‘s board gets extra style points for, at least publicly, not giving a hoot that Marissa is expecting this fall (see New CEO’s Pregnancy Was Not an Issue for Yahoo Board — Kara Swisher — News — AllThingsD). It just shouldn’t matter. There was a rough three months when I was both a tech company CEO and hospitalized for a bone infection (wisdom teeth are evil). After spending more time in Stanford University Hospital than most healthy mothers do during and after childbirth, I ended up distracted with antibiotics and IVs for three months. Other than politely checking in on my health, my board could not have cared less – and certainly they didn’t question my fit for the job because of it. Why should it be any different for a woman expecting a baby? At least she has the benefit of being able to plan in advance! This qualifies as a pleasant turn of events in the all-too-often male-dominated tech world.