A look at Silicon Valley's two most powerful women from a journalist who has known both for nearly a decade--and offers news about Mayer's controversial HR policy and nursery at Yahoo
Never in the history of book marketing has there been a crusade quite like Sheryl Sandberg's. Last Thursday in New York, the Facebook (FB) COO hobnobbed with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, film director George Lucas and Barbara Walters MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 11, 2013 3:37 PM ET
Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer aren't the only ones stirring up debate about women in the workplace.
Sunday's New York Times featured an unexpected guest writer: former Lehman Brothers (BCS) CFO Erin Callan on "Is There Life After Work?"
As you may recall, ex-Lehman CEO Dick Fuld pushed out Callan and President Joe Gregory in June 2008, four months before Lehman crashed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 11, 2013 11:41 AM ET
When Martha Stewart appeared in court in downtown Manhattan today--her first time in a courtroom since 2004, when she was convicted of lying about a stock trade to the government--she took a brand new tack, style-wise.
In place of the extravagant Birkin handbag that critics clutched upon to cast Stewart as a diva hardly relatable to her middle-class customers, she carried a bag that ordinary folk can afford: a walnut-colored Avery MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 5, 2013 3:43 PM ET
The straight path to success has never much interested Susan Lyne.
Starting as a journalist, she went from creating magazines for Rupert Murdoch to running ABC Entertainment for Walt Disney (DIS) to heading Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO)--then led online fashion retailer Gilt Groupe.
So Lyne's arrival today at AOL (AOL), as CEO of its Brand Group, comes as a surprise…and not.
"This represents a convergence of all that came before--print, video, technology MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 4, 2013 8:29 AM ET
FORTUNE -- Marissa Mayer made a global splash last summer for landing the Yahoo (YHOO) CEO job while six months pregnant.
Then she grabbed the spotlight for starting a cultural revolution at the dozing tech giant—using perks like free smartphones and her so-called PB&J initiative to un-stick innovation.
Today, with Mayer making the front page of the New York Times (above the fold, no less) for her decision to require employees to MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 26, 2013 3:23 PM ET
Some people dream about becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg.
How distressing, then, that only nine states count computer science as credit toward high school graduation. The number of U.S. schools teaching computer science has actually declined in the past eight years.
Two wealthy and well-connected coders I know today launched a star-studded video about getting kids and educators jazzed about coding.
Hadi and Ali Partovi, who are funding the film and their new MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 26, 2013 11:29 AM ET
I met Pooja Sankar two years ago after she founded Piazza, a collaboration platform that facilitates class discussion among students and teachers. Starting with a few students at Stanford, Piazza now is used at top universities such as Stanford and Princeton and MIT and in 25 countries around the world. With $7.5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital and Bessemer Ventures, Sankar, 32, aspires to play a key role in MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 19, 2013 9:19 AM ET
You can learn from yesterday's laugh line--to make sure you aren't tomorrow's!
Guest Post by Mary Civiello
By now, most of us have seen Senator Marco Rubio's awkward snatch of Poland Spring during his State of the Union response.
And if you have spoken in front of an audience, you can empathize.
A combination of nerves and bright lights causes you to sweat, dehydrate, and need H2O NOW.
The longer you wait, the worse it MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 14, 2013 2:41 PM ET
FORTUNE -- The Fortune Most Powerful Women list includes, among its 50 execs, three stars at NBC Universal. The most powerful of the trio has just gained more ground.
NBCU's announcement yesterday that Bonnie Hammer, No. 33 on Fortune's power list, is now in charge of all of the company's cable entertainment channels is not such a great surprise. Hammer reprogrammed and built USA Network and Syfy into two of the MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 5, 2013 12:40 PM ET
Every business has a story.
When I went to Stanford last week to interview Tory Burch about her amazing story (Young woman with no formal education in design and no MBA builds a $2.5 billion business from scratch in less than a decade!), the University folks asked me if I would let them interview me about, yes, the art of storytelling.
Over 29 years of writing for Fortune, I've learned a lot MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 1, 2013 10:36 AM ET
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