Marissa Mayer is a technology and business executive, as well as the former CEO and president of Yahoo! Previous to her five years working at Yahoo!, Marissa worked at Google for 13 years. Mayer was the 20th person ever hired by Google.
She was born on Mary 30, 1975. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Marissa is a Lutherian. Whether she is a practicing one or not remains unclear.
She was widely quoted as saying, “I think that for me, it’s God, family and Yahoo—in that order,” several months after taking the Yahoo! job. However, Marissa has also said that she “is not that religious”. (1)
It sounds like Marissa may be religiously observant sometimes but not a faithful practitioner.
Marissa is a true Democrat. She has helped raise $400,000 for Barack Obama’s run for President in 2007, and for his reelection campaign in 2012. (2)
But there is evidence that Mayer likes to give political donations to both parties. While the CEO of Yahoo!, Mayer issued a $50,000 donation to the Republican State Leadership Committee. (3)
Mayer also gave $2,500 to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in her 2012 reelection campaign. (4)
When viewed over time, Marissa Mayer has donated or helped raise vastly more money for Democrats. Even if she does give to the Republican party from time-to-time, we’re pretty certain that she stands with the donkeys.
Mayer married Zachary Bogue, an investment banker, in 2009. The couple have three children: Macallister (b. 2012), and twin girls Marielle and Sylvana (b. 2015).
During her half-decade spent running Yahoo!, Mayer’s leadership style was under intense scrutiny. She gave new parents more leave time, and she also ended the idea of working from home. The latter decision drew strange looks from many working in Silicon Valley where telecommunting is the norm.
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow,” Mayer said about her leadership style. “When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” (5)
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