Google First Female Engineer Has Become New Yahoo CEO

Marrisa Mayer 37, Google first female engineer has become a new Yahoo CEO and President, which has announced by Yahoo at last Monday. Mayer said during a Monday interview with The Associated Press. “I just saw a huge opportunity to have a global impact on users and really help the company in terms of managing its portfolio, attracting great talent and really inspiring and delighting people,”
During her 13 years at Google, She helped a lot for Google as the development and design of the company’s popular email, online mapping and news services, Marissa led the development of some of Google's most successful services including image, book and product search, toolbar, and iGoogle, and defined such pivotal products as Google News and Gmail.

and she also becomes one of the most prominent woman executives in silicon valley..
Marrisa Mayer is the second female Yahoo CEO, first was Carol Bartz 63, which spent more than two and half years as Yahoo CEO but she was fired as last September..

As President and CEO of Yahoo, Mayer will be in charge of reviving/expanding the site's many properties including Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Search.
"I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users," said Mayer.
As education, Mayer received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems and her M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both degrees. She is credited as an inventor on several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design.
"Yahoo!'s products will continue to enhance our partnerships with advertisers, technology and media companies, while inspiring and delighting our users. There is a lot to do and I can't wait to get started," Mayer said.
But on these days Marrisa Mayer is pregnant. "Many of the women CEOs of major corporations like Yahoo have children, and pregnancy is a short period in one's life," said Toby Stuart, director of the entrepreneurship center at the University of California, She faces a big challenge in turning around struggling Yahoo, plans to take just a few weeks of maternity leave and continue to work while she is out, she told Fortune, which first reported her pregnancy. Yahoo! Co-Founder David Filo said, "Marissa is a well-known, visionary leader in user experience and product design and one of Silicon Valley's most exciting strategists in technology development. I look forward to working with her to enhance Yahoo's product offerings for our over 700 million unique monthly visitors."
"The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Marissa's unparalleled track record in technology, design, and product execution makes her the right leader for Yahoo! at this time of enormous opportunity," said Fred Amoroso, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Now Google said they will miss her.. :)

Source: Yahoo

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