Marissa Mayer is an American executive in information technology and Lumi Labs, co-founder. Mayer formerly served as Yahoopresident !’s and chief executive officer, a role she held from July 2012 forward. It was stated in January 2017 that she will resign from the board of directors upon the $4.8 billion sale of Yahoooperational !’s division to Verizon Communications. On June 13, 2017, she declared that she will not be joining the newly merged firm, Verizon Media (previously Oath), and tendered her resignation. She graduated from Stanford University and served as a longtime executive, usability leader, and Google spokesperson.
Mayer was ranked 50, 44, 42, 38, 14, 8, and 16 in Fortune magazine’s annual list of America’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2008, she was the youngest woman ever listed at 33 years old. In 2009, Mayer was named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. She was ranked 20th, 32nd, and 18th on Forbes Magazine’s list of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2012, 2013, and 2014, respectively. Mayer was the first CEO of a Fortune 500 business to be featured in a Vogue magazine spread in September 2013.
She was also included in the Time 100 in 2013, becoming the first woman to top Fortune magazine’s annual list of the top 40 business stars under the age of 40. Mayer made history in 2013 when she was the only person to appear on all three of Fortune magazine’s annual lists in the same year: Businessperson of the Year, Most Powerful Women, and 40 Under 40. On December 24, 2015, Mayer was ranked fourteenth on the list of the 500 Most Influential CEOs by the British business Richtopia. Mayer was rated 498 out of the top 500 Fortune 500 business CEOs in 2017 and therefore appears on the list of women Fortune 500 company CEOs.