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!