Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive, was recently appointed CEO of Yahoo! Her appointment demonstrates how our society has progressed in the last few decades. Not only is Mayer a younger executive choice at 37 years old, but she is also six months pregnant. A number of high profile people from companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL were on the list, as were executives who, like Mayer, had never held the position of CEO. “Marissa Mayer is a huge talent. Her being female or pregnant was irrelevant to the process and selection—a giant leap forward for women executives.” states Roselyn Donahue, headhunter for Hunter & Chase Executive Search.
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