Meg Whitman Bans Working From Home; Will Vogue Profile Follow?

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Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., speaks during the HP Discover 2013 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., speaks during the HP Discover 2013 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hewlett-Packard unveiled software that knits together technology from its data-analysis acquisitions, and announced a personal computer deal with Google Inc. as it seeks to boost sales to business customers and counter slumping demand for personal computers. Photo: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg/Getty Images

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