A Good Day for Power Women – Marissa Mayer to Head Yahoo as CEO

With only a small percent of women leading the world’s largest companies, I was thrilled to read today that Google’s Marissa Mayer is joining Yahoo as its newest CEO. Ms. Mayer has long been a woman I’ve admired in business, representing Google with grace and feminine power, while taking her place among the boys’ club in Board rooms. It’s not an easy feat – as ABC News reported just last Fall, only 16 women have headed up Fortune 500 companies at the same time. I’m hoping that more women like Ms. Mayer will continue to grow that number, as she follows in the foot steps of other female leads in breaking that glass ceiling. Let’s hope not only is her tenure outstanding, but her future departure goes more gracefully than Yahoo’s last female CEO.

As The Wall Street Journal reported, Mayer said:

I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.

Best of luck, Marissa. We’re excited to see what you do!

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About Christine Perkett

I've spent my career coaching CEOs, CMOs, and COOs on how to best market and grow their companies, how to inspire and motivate their workforces, and how to manage in good times and in bad. I'm a serial entrepreneur who has founded three companies. I've received numerous accolades and awards including being named a “Top 100 Must Follow Marketing Mind” in Forbes, a 2020 Top 50 Social Media Influencer in Planable, a “Boston 50 on Fire” finalist, a “Top CEO to follow on Twitter,” a “Top 50 Social Media Influencer on Twitter” by Vocus (now Cision), and one of the 250 Most Influential Women Leaders by Richtopia since 2015. I've been featured in numerous outlets for my expertise including Associated Press, ABC, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many more. I am also an adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing and Media at Northeastern University in Boston. I champion women in business and enjoy helping others make their dreams come true. Personally, I 'm a mom to four who loves dogs, the ocean, fashion, marathons, wine, humor and kindness.

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