Google’s first female engineer Marissa Mayer is now Yahoo President and CEO
Weeks ago, we reported former T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm resigning to possibly jump ship to Vodafone. Now we have another case of jumping ships, this time involving two major search engines. Marissa Mayer, the first female engineer of Google, has resigned from the company to become the new president and CEO of Yahoo. Talk about girl power!
Marissa Mayer was more than willing to express her delight and excitement with her new role in Yahoo. Already she has emphasized she would be spearheading a drive towards a better Yahoo for everyone, which is good news for the company who has been on dire straits for so many years already.
“I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.”
“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.”
Marissa Mayer’s resignation comes as a blow for Google, which is then very good news for Yahoo. Mayer was responsible for developing many of Google’s trademark products, including the company’s flagship search product and homepage.
Marissa Mayer graduated B.S. in Symbolic Systems and M.S. Computer Science at Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence. She was the youngest woman to be named to Fortune Magazine‘s 50 most powerful women in business at age 33, and was recognized “Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine.