Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

President & CEO, Yahoo

Marissa Mayer is President & CEO of Yahoo. Since July 2012, Marissa has led Yahoo's focus on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and entertaining.

Prior to Yahoo, Marissa was at Google for 13 years and held numerous positions including engineer, designer, product manager, and executive. She played an instrumental role in Google Search, leading the product management effort for more than a decade during which the product grew to over a billion searches per day. Marissa led the development of some of Google's most successful services including image, book and product search, Google Maps, Street View, Google Local and Zagat, Google Toolbar and iGoogle, and she defined such pivotal products as Google News, Gmail and Chrome. She holds a dozen patents across the areas of artificial intelligence and interface design.

Marissa graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a M.S. in Computer Science. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence. As she completed her graduate degree at Stanford, Marissa worked at various research laboratories including UBS in Zurich, Switzerland, and SRI International in Menlo Park, California. Also during her graduate work, Marissa taught computer programming to more than 3000 students, earning numerous distinctions such as the Centennial Teaching and Forsythe Awards for her contributions to undergraduate education. Marissa has also been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, "Woman of the Year" by Glamour magazine, a recipient of the Whitney American Art Award, and the youngest woman to be named to Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Marissa serves on the board of directors for Walmart and has since 2012. She is also active in her community and serves on the boards of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Ballet.