How the power players do it - by Fortune senior editor at large Patricia Sellers
  • Yahoo's new work policy: bold move, bad delivery

    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 MORE

    - Feb 26, 2013 3:23 PM ET
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  • Another senior woman exits Google

    FORTUNE -- Five months after Marissa Mayer quit Google (GOOG) to become the new CEO of Yahoo (YHOO), veteran Googler and SVP Shona Brown is leaving the company as well.

    Brown, who joined Google from McKinsey in 2003, has remained as under the radar as Mayer floated above it. Highly analytical and introverted, Brown has spent the bulk of her Google career overseeing Business Operations—advising senior management on business strategy, organizational MORE

    - Dec 14, 2012 3:00 PM ET
  • Yahoo CEO Mayer's "God" and "baby is easy" quotes go viral

    "Marissa Mayer on God, Family & Yahoo" turned out to be's No. 1 story on Facebook (FB) and LinkedIn (LNKD) last week--and one of the most-read stories of 2012.

    When I sat on stage with Mayer last Tuesday at Fortune's Most Powerful Women dinner in Palo Alto--for the first interview that the Yahoo (YHOO) CEO has done since taking the job in July--I had no clue that her comments MORE

    - Dec 3, 2012 2:34 PM ET
  • Watch: Full interview with Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

    Here is Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer talking with me Tuesday evening in her first interview since she joined the troubled web giant from Google (GOOG) in July.

    At the Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Palo Alto, California, she covered the gamut: turnaround plans, mobile strategy, acquisition outlook...and baby Macallister.


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    - Nov 28, 2012 1:22 PM ET
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  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks...and sticks around

    FORTUNE -- Marissa Mayer did her first interview since becoming CEO of Yahoo (YHOO) last night. She sat down with me at the Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Palo Alto, California.

    Here's my colleague Michal Lev-Ram's story about the interview.

    And here are two clips of my interview with Mayer:

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    By the way, even though Mayer was heading home to her two-month-old baby, Macallister, and bound for Washington early this morning to meet MORE

    - Nov 28, 2012 11:42 AM ET
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks at last

    The Yahoo chief will sit for her first interview since taking the helm.

    FORTUNE -- Where will Marissa Mayer take Yahoo? I'll be asking Yahoo's new CEO tonight, on stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Palo Alto.

    This will be Mayer's first interview since she moved to Yahoo (YHOO) from Google (GOOG) last July. You can watch it tomorrow right here on Postcards.

    There are lots of topics we could MORE

    - Nov 27, 2012 7:00 AM ET
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  • Yahoo CEO Mayer reveals her baby's name

    Marissa Mayer's baby boy has a name...Macallister.

    The 37-year-old boss left Google (GOOG) in July to lead a high-profile turnaround at Yahoo (YHOO)--the first person ever to take charge at a Fortune 500 company while pregnant.

    Ever since Mayer delivered her baby on September 30, the public has known him only as BBBB—Big Baby Boy Bogue, the moniker given to him by mom and dad, Zachary Bogue.

    Turns out, Mayer and husband Zack, MORE

    - Oct 22, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • Yahoo CEO Mayer's hot hires from Google

    Meet her impressive new hires.

    FORTUNE -- More than just importing Google (GOOG) culture -- free food! free smartphones! -- to Yahoo (YHOO), CEO Marissa Mayer is bringing in Google talent too. On Monday, which was Mayer's first day back since delivering a baby boy September 30, Yahoo announced the appointment of Henrique de Castro as COO. De Castro is one of several recruits whom Mayer used to work with at MORE

    - Oct 16, 2012 12:28 PM ET
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  • Yahoo CEO Mayer's career advice

    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 MORE

    - Oct 12, 2012 9:44 AM ET
  • Marissa Mayer: Ready to rumble at Yahoo

    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 MORE

    - Oct 11, 2012 8:18 AM ET
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