Most of them were software engineers, and all of the engineers were men.Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, saw that Mayer would fit right in to the geeky boys' club (during the interview, they all chatted about a data-analysis method known as k-means clustering), and they quickly offered her a job. “I had to think really hard about how to choose between job offers,” she said. Over spring break, she studied the most successful choices in her life to figure out what they had in common.At the time of Mayer's Yahoo appointment, she was one of only 20 female CEOs in charge of a Fortune 500 company.Born in Wausau, Wisconsin, on May 30, 1975, Marissa Ann Mayer has described her early years as a small-town childhood, complete with ballet lessons, ice skating, Brownies and debate team competitions.To simplify the bureaucratic process and "make the culture the best version of itself", Mayer launched a new online program called PB&J.It collects employee complaints, as well as their votes on problems in the office; if a problem generates at least 50 votes, online management automatically investigates the matter.Mayer was then a computer science graduate student at Stanford, and she’d been getting bombarded with offers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms.
During her junior year, she taught a class in symbolic systems, with Eric S. The class was so well received by students that Roberts asked Mayer to teach another class over the summer.
She was also on the three-person team responsible for Google Ad Words, which is an algorithm used by advertisers to get insight into the products consumers want.
Ad Words helped deliver 96% of the company's revenue in the first quarter of 2011.
Having worked from home toward the end of her pregnancy, Mayer returned to work after giving birth to a boy, and had a nursery built next to her office suite—Mayer was consequently criticized for the telecommuting ban. acknowledged that the value of Tumblr had fallen by 0 million since it was acquired. reported a fall in revenues, but a rise in profits compared with the same period in the previous year.
Reaction on Wall Street was muted, with shares falling 1.7%.