“I think it's very comforting for people to put me in a box. 'Oh, she's a fluffy girlie girl who likes clothes and cupcakes. Oh, but wait, she is spending her weekends doing hardware electronics.”
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.”
“Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.”
Marissa Mayer (born Marissa Ann Mayer in Wausau, Wisconsin on May 30, 1975) is currently the president and CEO of Yahoo! Marissa graduated from Standford University and immediately began to work at Google. While there she held various positions from 1999 to 2012 and was the company’s first female engineer. In 2012 she left Google to work at Yahoo!. She made headlines in 2013 for requiring all “remote” employees to work in-office. After giving birth to her son in September 2012 she had a nursery built in her office. She also changed Yahoo!’s maternity police and extended it. Marissa also helped Yahoo! acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
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Marissa is best known for being the president and CEO of Yahoo!
Marissa married lawyer Zachary Bogue on Dec. 12, 2009. They gave birth to their first child on Sept. 30, 2012. On Aug. 31, 2015 she announced that she was pregnant with twin girls and later gave birth on Dec. 10.