Marissa Mayer, known for being vice-president at Google and its first female engineer, has been named the CEO and president of Yahoo.
According to The New York Times, Mayer resigned today from her 13-year tenure at Google via telephone; she’ll begin her new job tomorrow.
During an interview with the newspaper, Mayer recalled “an amazing time at Google.” She added that “it was a reasonably easy decision” to accept the position at Yahoo at “one of the best brands on the Internet.”
In her new role, Mayer joins a list of a few women in an elite leadership role. There’s Meg Whitman, chief executive at Hewlett-Packard, Virginia Rometty, chief at IBM, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook. Read more