How the power players do it - by Fortune senior editor at large Patricia Sellers
  • 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
  • Carol Bartz on boards, Yahoo, and new CEO Mayer

    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. MORE

    - Oct 8, 2012 4:48 PM ET
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a baby boy

    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 MORE

    - Oct 1, 2012 11:23 AM ET
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  • The MPW Summit: The editors' picks

    The women behind Fortune's annual power women powwow offer their suggestions on what to watch.

    By Nina Easton, Stephanie N. Mehta and Patricia Sellers

    FORTUNE -- As the co-chairs of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, which takes place Oct. 1-3 in Laguna Niguel, Calif., we are unabashedly biased: We helped develop the program, and we think everything -- every interview, panel and roundtable -- will be thought-provoking, enlightening and entertaining. We encourage MORE

    - Sep 28, 2012 10:52 AM ET
  • Yahoo CEO Mayer's quickest investment: the 12-minute pitch

    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 MORE

    - Jul 30, 2012 10:26 AM ET
  • Yahoo's Mayer: "having it all" debate rages on

    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 packageĀ at MORE

    - Jul 20, 2012 2:18 PM ET
  • Update: Fortune 500 Women CEOs hits a record 20

    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. MORE

    - Jul 18, 2012 9:30 AM ET
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