Google’s First Female Engineer Marissa Mayer Is Now The Yahoo! CEO

Posted Jul 17, 2012

Marissa Mayer is a Google executive that graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in symbolic systems and M.S. in Computer Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence.  She is now the CEO of Yahoo! and was the first female engineer at Google.  She was employee #20 at the company also with a net worth of around $300 million.

This comes as a surprise because many people believed that Yahoo! would select interim CEO Ross Levinsohn as the permanent CEO.  At Google, Page moved Mayer from Search to become VP of Local, Maps, and Location Services.  The previous CEO of Yahoo! was Scott Thompson.

He was removed from the position because of his falsified resume, but he cited health concerns as the reason for stepping down.  Mayer resigned from Google by telephone this afternoon and said that she had “an amazing time at Google,” but that it was a “reasonably easy decision” to join Yahoo!  She called it “one of the best brands on the Internet.”