MARISSA MAYER was appointed CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Prior to joining Yahoo, she spent 13 years at Google, where she led the company's product management efforts on search products — web search, images, news, books, products, maps, Google Earth, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Health, Google Labs and more.
At the time of Mayer's Yahoo appointment, she was one of only 20 female CEOs in charge of a Fortune 500 company.
Mayer has taught introductory computer programming classes at Stanford to more than 3,000 students. Stanford has recognized her with the Centennial Teaching Award and the Forsythe Award for her outstanding contribution to undergraduate education.