She is No. 3 on Fortune's 40 Under 40, No. 14 on the Fortune Most Powerful Women list, and at 37, the youngest CEO--male or female--on the Fortune 500.
How did Marissa Mayer climb so far so fast?
This picture of Mayer--who is on the right, with her best friend from childhood, Abigail Garvey Wilson--offers a glimpse of where she came from. I talked with Abby, as well as dozens of other MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 12, 2012 9:44 AM ET
Mayer - No. 3 on the 40 Under 40 - is changing the culture and welcoming new faces to the troubled web company. But this new chief (and new mom) has miles to go before she sleeps.
FORTUNE -- On a Friday morning in late August, six weeks into her new job as CEO of Yahoo (YHOO), Marissa Mayer was brainstorming about how to make the company innovative again. She became MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 11, 2012 8:18 AM ET
It's been a long time since we've heard from Carol Bartz, the Yahoo (YHOO) CEO who was famously fired by phone last year—and told Fortune in no uncertain terms about working with a dysfunctional corporate board.
Bartz is no longer a CEO, but she still is the lead independent director at Cisco (CSCO) and, having been on eight boards in the past 20 years, understands what makes boards functional and not. MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 8, 2012 4:48 PM ET
Marissa Mayer delivered a baby boy last night.
The Yahoo (YHOO) CEO's husband, Zachary Bogue, Tweeted this morning:
"Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great--we couldn't be more excited!"
Mayer's executive assistant, Trish Crawley, tells me that they welcomed baby Bogue at exactly 22:22, or 10:22 p.m.
For Mayer, a math geek with a Masters in computer science, 22:22 means something, though we mortals have no idea what.
Mayer MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 1, 2012 11:23 AM ET
Real power is personal power—what you do beyond your official job description.
As I've come to know the leaders who make up Fortune's Most Powerful Women community, I've embraced this kind of power. It makes work more than a job.
CEOs like Ursula Burns of Xerox (XRX), Tory Burch, Ellen Kullman of DuPont (DD), Marissa Mayer of Yahoo (YHOO), and Pat Woertz of ADM (ADM) are those sorts of leaders who go beyond the call, stretching MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 9, 2012 1:33 PM ET
One day in late June, before anyone knew that Marissa Mayer would become the new CEO of Yahoo (YHOO), the 37-year-old Google (GOOG) vice president hosted another young tech star at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters.
Mayer's visitor was Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania grad who had cold-emailed Mayer with an investment opportunity: Perry had discovered a way to wirelessly charge cell phones and other electronic devices by transmitting ultrasound MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 30, 2012 10:26 AM ET
What a week! Just as we were starting Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, the rumors surfaced that Google (GOOG) VP Marissa Mayer would be chosen as Yahoo's (YHOO) new CEO. I called Mayer on her cell and left her a voicemail. She called back within five minutes and told me, "It's true."
Turns out Mayer, 37 -- who became the Fortune 500's youngest CEO and scored a $71 million pay package at MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 20, 2012 2:18 PM ET
FORTUNE -- As we noted yesterday, Yahoo's new chief Marissa Mayer is the youngest CEO in the Fortune 500. Mayer's appointment means that the Fortune 500 now has 20 female CEOs, a new record. Here's the list:
10. Meg Whitman - Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)
19. Ginni Rometty - IBM (IBM)
28. Patricia Woertz - Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
41. Indra Nooyi - PepsiCo (PEP)
45. Angela Braly - WellPoint (WLP)
50. Irene Rosenfeld - Kraft Foods (KFT)
72. MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Jul 18, 2012 9:30 AM ET
New Yahoo (YHOO) chief executive Marissa Mayer is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At 37, she displaces her former boss, 39-year-old Google (GOOG) CEO Larry Page.
Mayer is also the youngest woman ever to make the Fortune Most Powerful Women list. In 2008, at 33, she locked down the No. 50 spot -- and rose to No. 38 on the 2011 MPW list.
Though Mayer has famously described herself (again MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Jul 17, 2012 3:14 PM ET
She told Fortune exclusively that her first child is due in October.
FORTUNE --Marissa Mayer, the Google (GOOG) executive who today was named Yahoo's (YHOO) new chief executive, is pregnant.
Mayer told Fortune exclusively that her first child is due October 7. It's a boy!
"He's super-active," Mayer told me in a phone call tonight, three hours after Yahoo announced her appointment. "He moves around a lot. My doctor says that he takes MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 16, 2012 11:13 PM ET
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