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Who is Marissa Mayer?

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Scott Locklear | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:42 PM via web

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Who is Marissa Mayer?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM (Answer #1)

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Marissa Mayer is the chief executive officer or CEO at the Internet corporation Yahoo Inc.

Marissa was born 1975 in Wausau, Wisconsin. After completing her graduation from Wausau West High School, she moved to Stanford university to complete her B.S. and M.S. in computer science.

Her career started with Google Inc. where she worked for 13 years and left as Vice President, in charge of Google's search products. She took over as CEO of Yahoo in 2012.

At Yahoo, Marissa has been actively involved in changing policy to attract new talent and improve employee morale. As part of  expansion plans Yahoo acquired Tumblr in 2013. Though revenue at Yahoo has not gone up under Marissa's leadership there has been an increase in profits made by Yahoo.

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