The Monday announcement of the new CEO joining for Yahoo had another announcement to accompany. The new chief executive officer of the company, Marissa Mayer announced the good news of her pregnancy with a boy child to be born on Oct 7 this year. Mayer reported to the Fortune reporter through an interview for a couple of hours.
Mayer is 37 now, and had started her career as Google’s 20th employee. She had the responsibilities of maintaining the Google Maps and Google Earth technologies. Other than this, she was the leader in the Zagat project for the year 2011. She headed Google as vice-president for 13 years and was the first lady employee for Google.
Mayer’s first computer had been bought only at college. She started with being a paediatric neurosurgeon and then ended up with completing her academics with a huge mix of subjects like symbolic systems, philosophy and computer science.
She had 14 job offers after graduating. She hired an economist and worked hard by herself as well to find a solution. The motive was to get the best job selection in terms of success, lifestyle, location, career trajectory, etc.
Her thoughts convey that women employees in the tech industry are minute because of the traditional idealistic beliefs about a computer programmer is to be “a geek”. But, she suggests that women must find places where they could try unique projects and work with people who believe in them. This leads to a good pay off.