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.