Marissa Mayer, 2011
|Born||Marissa Ann Mayer
May 30, 1975
Wausau, Wisconsin, US
|Residence||San Francisco and Palo Alto|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Occupation||President & CEO, Yahoo!
Computer programming instructor, Stanford University
|Salary||$117 million over 5 years; $36.6 million for first six months.|
|Net worth||$300M USD|
|Board member of||Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum
New York City Ballet
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
|Spouse(s)||Zachary Bogue (2009–present)|
Marissa Ann Mayer (pronounced //; born May 30, 1975) is President and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. Mayer was ranked number 14 on the list of America's most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.
Early life and education 
Mayer was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, the daughter of Margaret Mayer, an art teacher of Finnish descent, and Michael Mayer, an engineer. After graduating from Wausau West High School in 1993, Mayer was selected by Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson as one of the state's two delegates to attend the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia.
Mayer graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in symbolic systems and an M.S. in computer science. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence. In 2009, the Illinois Institute of Technology granted Mayer an honoris causa doctorate degree in recognition of her work in the field of search.
Mayer joined Google in 1999 as employee number 20 and was the company's first female engineer. During her 13 years with the company, she was an engineer, designer, product manager and executive. Mayer held key roles in Google Search, Google Images, Google News, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Product Search, Google Toolbar, iGoogle and Gmail. She also oversaw the layout of Google's well-known, unadorned search homepage. In her final years with Google, she was Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services and, before that, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience.
On July 16, 2012, Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo!, effective the following day. She is also a member of the company's board of directors. In February 2013, Mayer oversaw a major personnel policy change at Yahoo!: that all remote-working employees must convert to in-office roles, or leave the company. Having worked from home during the end of her pregnancy and giving birth to a boy, Mayer returned to work at Yahoo! Headquarters where she has built a nursery next to her office suite. Shortly thereafter, she was criticised for issuing the ban on telecommuting.
On May 21, 2013, Mayer came under criticism from the photography world, when at a press conference announcing the controversial redesign of Flickr she said in response to a reporter's question: "There's no such thing as Flickr Pro anymore, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there's no such thing as professional photographers." Mayer later apologized via Twitter, calling it a "misstatement". Mayer however subsequently deleted the tweets in which she apologized. 
Boards and honors 
As well as sitting on the boards of directors of Walmart, Jawbone and Yahoo! Mayer also sits on several non-profit boards such as Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Mayer actively invests in technology companies, including crowd-sourced design retailer Minted, live video platform Airtime, and mobile payments processor Square.
Mayer was named to Fortune magazine's annual list of America's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 with ranks at 50, 44, 42, 38 and 14 respectively. In 2008, at age 33, she was the youngest woman ever listed. Mayer was named one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year in 2009.
Personal life 
On the same day Yahoo! announced her hiring - Mayer revealed that she was pregnant. Mayer gave birth to a baby boy on September 30, 2012. Although she asked for suggestions via social media, the name Macallister was eventually chosen for her baby's name from an existing list.
She has stated her priorities as being "God, family and Yahoo—in that order." - a reference to legendary Green Bay Packers Coach, Vince Lombardi: "Your God, Your Family and the Green Bay Packers - in that order".
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- Marissa Mayer on God, family and Yahoo, November 28, 2012
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