Amazing facts about Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer – the new and dynamic CEO of Yahoo was Google’s first female engineer and was its twentieth employee when she joined the company in the year-1999. She is currently the fifth CEO of Yahoo, the struggling internet company. She is one of the few small groups of female chiefs in the Silicon Valley. Monday’s announcement of her appointment as a CEO created ripples in the world of technology and people were surprised about the exit of Mayer from Google and landing at Yahoo as its CEO. Some of the amazing facts that can be told about Marissa Mayer are:

  • She’s Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women and has been profiled by numerous other business magazines for her track record of innovations.
  • She’s responsible for the clean look of the Google’s home page with plenty of white space and a single search bar in the center and has also overseen the development and launching of several of the Google’s iconic products.
  • Mayer specializes in artificial intelligence with Bachelor’s and Master Degrees from Stanford University. Mayer focused on artificial intelligence that has become a core area of focus for Google. She also holds several patents in Artificial Intelligence and Interface design.

  • She is on the board of various non-profit organizations that include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New York City ballet and the San Francisco Ballet
  • Mayer is always been a fashion savvy by leveraging both beauty and brains in the media. According to the Los Angeles times she once paid $60,000 at a charity auction to have a lunch with reputed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.
  • According to the New York Times, Mayer owns a fly penthouse atop the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco and this fly penthouse is worth $5 million.
  • She controlled office hours at Google at 4:00 P.M. with her three times a week office hours. This tradition was brought over from her days in Stanford University where she taught computer science to undergraduates.
  • She bought her first computer in college where she was studying to be a pediatric neurosurgeon. But, later on she switched to Stanford University with a unique mix of courses that included different subjects.

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