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<h1>Marissa Mayer</h1>
<strong>President and CEO, Yahoo</strong>

The Google veteran (she was its 20th employee and first female engineer) received a call from Spencer Stuart über-recruiter Jim Citrin in June, dangling the top job at Yahoo. The move was risky; Yahoo's notoriously fickle board has named four CEOs in five years. But after 13 years at Google, most recently steering its local and map business, Mayer jumped at the promotion, ) notwithstanding the expected October arrival of her first baby (a son, born Sept. 30). Mayer's product development chops -- Google's iconic search page design is said to be her brainchild -- provide hope for the struggling Yahoo, which needs serious help growing revenue -- and its stock price.

<strong>First move: </strong>Free lunch for everyone at Yahoo's Silicon Valley office.

<em>--Colleen Leahey</em><h1>Marissa Mayer</h1>
<strong>President and CEO, Yahoo</strong>

The Google veteran (she was its 20th employee and first female engineer) received a call from Spencer Stuart über-recruiter Jim Citrin in June, dangling the top job at Yahoo. The move was risky; Yahoo's notoriously fickle board has named four CEOs in five years. But after 13 years at Google, most recently steering its local and map business, Mayer jumped at the promotion, ) notwithstanding the expected October arrival of her first baby (a son, born Sept. 30). Mayer's product development chops -- Google's iconic search page design is said to be her brainchild -- provide hope for the struggling Yahoo, which needs serious help growing revenue -- and its stock price.

<strong>First move: </strong>Free lunch for everyone at Yahoo's Silicon Valley office.

<em>--Colleen Leahey</em>
<h1>Marissa Mayer</h1> <strong>President and CEO, Yahoo</strong> The Google veteran (she was its 20th employee and first female engineer) received a call from Spencer Stuart über-recruiter Jim Citrin in June, dangling the top job at Yahoo. The move was risky; Yahoo's notoriously fickle board has named four CEOs in five years. But after 13 years at Google, most recently steering its local and map business, Mayer jumped at the promotion, ) notwithstanding the expected October arrival of her first baby (a son, born Sept. 30). Mayer's product development chops -- Google's iconic search page design is said to be her brainchild -- provide hope for the struggling Yahoo, which needs serious help growing revenue -- and its stock price. <strong>First move: </strong>Free lunch for everyone at Yahoo's Silicon Valley office. <em>--Colleen Leahey</em>Photo: Martin Klimek/Corbis
<h1>Marissa Mayer</h1> <strong>President and CEO, Yahoo</strong> The Google veteran (she was its 20th employee and first female engineer) received a call from Spencer Stuart über-recruiter Jim Citrin in June, dangling the top job at Yahoo. The move was risky; Yahoo's notoriously fickle board has named four CEOs in five years. But after 13 years at Google, most recently steering its local and map business, Mayer jumped at the promotion, ) notwithstanding the expected October arrival of her first baby (a son, born Sept. 30). Mayer's product development chops -- Google's iconic search page design is said to be her brainchild -- provide hope for the struggling Yahoo, which needs serious help growing revenue -- and its stock price. <strong>First move: </strong>Free lunch for everyone at Yahoo's Silicon Valley office. <em>--Colleen Leahey</em>, Photo: Martin Klimek/Corbis
  • Age
    37
  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Company
    Yahoo
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