â€śI’m incredibly excited to start my new role at Yahoo! Tomorrowâ€ť, a very excited Marissa Mayer tweeted on Monday, July 16, 2012.
The whole world appears to be talking about Marissa Mayer â€“ Googleâ€™s â€śfirst 20â€ť employee â€“ who has been appointed as first ever female CEO of Yahoo.
The success story of Marissa Mayer started 13 years ago when she joined Google in 1999 as employee number 20 and the first female engineer. During her tenure of 13 years with Google, she handled different responsibilities including engineer, designer, product manager, and executive.
Marissa Mayer also donned vital responsibilities in Google Images, Google Books, Google Search, Google, Google Toolbar, iGoogle, Google News, Product Search and Gmail. At Google media events, she acted as the primary spokesperson â€“ an expressive and enthusiastic advocate for companyâ€™s newest offerings. She excelled in every role she played and kept climbing the success ladder with self-belief and confidence as her success secrets.
In her last stint with Google, she was working as the Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services. Mayer along with other â€śsmarty-pants upstartsâ€ť was instrumental in taking the search engine Google miles ahead of the now-flagging Yahoo during the initial days of Internet. Now, she has the tough task ahead to avert same disaster once she has caused to Yahoo.
“Marissa is a well-known, visionary leader in user experience and product design and one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting strategists in technology development,” Yahoo co-founder David Filo said in a statement. “I look forward to working with her to enhance Yahoo’s product offerings for our over 700 million unique monthly visitors.”
Marissa Mayer, who is expecting her first child in October, is all set to accept the new challenge of being a mother. Though it appears challenging for somebody heading Yahoo, a role that has come packed with myriad and tough challenges, Marissaâ€™s confidence and enthusiasm portrays that she will handle this responsibility with same dignity and care as she has handled her earlier responsibilities at Google.
We expect her to emerge as a role model for working women, who are afraid of raising families for the sake of their career and personal growth.
Major Achievements of Marissa Mayer
Mayer was listed in Fortune magazine’s annual list of America’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and was ranked 50, 44, 42 and 38, respectively. In 2008, at the age of 33, she became the youngest woman ever listed in the magazine.
According to Catalyst, she is only the 20th current female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. It makes her to join the elite club of most successful business women, which includes names like:
Meg Whitman â€“ Meg Whitman is serving Hewlett-Packard Meg as the president and CEO.
Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty â€“ Named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” continuously for seven years, she is the first woman to head IBM.
Patricia Ann Woertz â€“ She was appointed as the CEO of Archer Daniels Midland in 2006. In 2010, she was ranked the 3rd most powerful woman by Fortune magazine.
All these women, who have achieved such an exceptional success in the field previously dominated by males, have redefined women strength, skills and will power. Their sheer determination and desire to excel can put those people to shame who still refer women as the â€śweaker sexâ€ť.
Key to Success â€“ Perseverance and Positive Thinking
The success of Marissa Mayer highlights the significance of focus, positive thinking, and determination. You should be very focused on your goal. Once you find your path, you should move towards your ultimate goal with steely determination, discipline, hard word, and a â€ścan do-will doâ€ť approach.
Every person faces hurdles while making his way to success but one who fights and conquers them, emerges as the winner. Struggles and difficulties are the eligibility tests for success. Only those who pass these tests deserve to be on the other side.