Marissa Mayer is fascinating.
In case you’re not familiar with the name: Mayer is a 38-year-old who, after 13 years of working as an engineer for Google, was named CEO of Yahoo in July last year. She was pregnant when appointed to the role, and had her baby in September, returning to work after only a fortnight of maternity leave thanks to the nursery built-in to her office.
In March this year, Mayer announced that Yahoo’s employees were no longer allowed to work from home – something that attracted widespread criticism from many, including Virgin CEO Richard Branson. In April, she also changed the maternity leave policy, providing more money and more time to new parents.
Forbes has named her number 32 in their list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. That’s pretty impressive.
And she’s made plenty of headlines along the way: