5 Things to know about Marissa Mayer

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An Introduction

Marissa Mayer is currently the CEO and President of Yahoo! and has occupied this position since 2012. 40 year old Marissa was earlier associated with Google for 13 long years at top positions before moving on to Yahoo!. She is a Stanford graduate and today is listed amongst the best paid executives throughout the world.

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Her background

Marissa was born in Wisconsin and finished her schooling at Wausau West High School before coming to Stanford University to opting for paediatric neuroscience, but realised her calling only when she switched over to computer science. She worked at a local grocery store to fund her education which she completed with honours as a BS and later MS in Computer science. A school and college life which was full of extra-curricular activities and teaching assignments was life’s method of preparing Marissa for greater things in the future.

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Her career

Marissa Mayer received a record 14 job offers on her graduation from Stanford which consisted of a teaching assignment at Carnegie Mellon University and a consultant’s job at Mckinsey & Company. She joined Google as its 20th employee in 1999 and became its first female engineer. Her attention to detail and ability to grasp quickly helped her to rise up the ranks and become the VP of User Experience and Search Products. She was appointed the Yahoo! CEO and President in 2012 and bought about many policy changes for her employees benefit. Her recent acquisitions of Tumblr and large investment in Chinese firm Alibaba are a step to beef up Yahoo!’s presence.

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Her personal life

Marissa is married to Zachary Bogue, investor and lawyer and has three children which include twin girls born on 10th December 2015.

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Awards & Recognition

Marissa was at the 18th position in the Forbes list of the World’s 100 most Powerful Women while being nominated every year since 2008 to 2013 for Fortune magazine’s 50 most Powerful Businesswomen of the World. Vogue featured her on its September 2013 cover to make her the 1st CEO of a Fortune 500 company to do so.

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