Big changes ahead for Google's Marissa Mayer
Mayer announces that she's pregnant, as well as becoming Yahoo's new CEO
Sometimes, the shoes both fall at once. Google's Marissa Mayer has
become Yahoo's chief executive officer - and she's announced her
pregnancy with her first child as well.
Fortune reports Marissa Mayer first told Yahoo she was expecting last month.
\"Another piece of good news today - @zackbogue and I are expecting a new baby boy,\" Mayer tweeted.
In an interview with Fortune magazine, Mayer said she is having a boy, and that she will work through her maternity leave.
\"I like to stay in the rhythm of things. My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I\'ll work throughout it,\" she told reporters.
Fortune reports Mayer first told Yahoo she was expecting last month.
Yahoo\'s board did not even discuss her pregnancy in making its decision, according to the AllThingsD blog, which cited sources close to the board.
Mayer won out over Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn to become Yahoo\'s third CEO in a year. She hopes to stem advertising market share losses to Google and Facebook, which her predecessors failed to do.
Mayer, Google\'s 20th employee and first female engineer, has led a number of its businesses. Mayer was credited for envisioning the clean, simple Google search interface still in use today, a major selling point for Web surfers.
Mayer is among the extremely thin ranks of female Silicon Valley CEOs. Reuters reported that she was immediately interested in the position when Yahoo\'s board reached out to her in mid-June.
\"This is a very competitive and a tough space. I don\'t think that success is by any means guaranteed,\" she said. \"My focus is always end-users, great technology and terrific talent.\"
Mayer begins immediately. Yahoo! is scheduled to report its quarterly financial results, but she will not join the post-release conference call.
Her appointment caps a tumultuous year at Yahoo. Scott Thompson resigned as CEO in May after less than six months on the job as a controversy flared up over his academic credentials.
Thompson replaced the controversial and occasionally toilet talking Carol Bartz, who was fired in September after failing to revitalize Yahoo.
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