@marissamayer has announced this morning that she is taking over as CEO of Yahoo! After working her way up the ranks of Google, Mayer is ready for the next chapter of her life, moving into a CEO role is new for the once developer.
While well respected in the tech community, Mayer certainly has her work cut out for her. Hopefully this hire is a recognition from the company that they need to fundamentally change their business. While the hire is a great direction for Yahoo! only if Mayer gets the full support of the board will her presence be a significant one.
Its clear now that Mayer had CEO aspirations and at Google she was unlikely to get the top job. If you want to discover the fine mind of Mayer, she has a free course on Udemy called, Ideas come from everywhere.
The full press release for the announcement of the top job at Yahoo! is available from their press room – http://pressroom.yahoo.net/pr/ycorp/236553.aspx