As an Oscar de la Renta-loving blonde tech CEO in Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer attracts a lot of attention.
Last week, Business Insider published a 22,000-word "unofficial biography" of the Yahoo! CEO, written by chief correspondent Nicholas Carlson. Carlson's account of Mayer's rise and rise was released just after Vogue released a profile of her on August 15 that appears in its September issue. Both stories offered new insights into Mayer's past and tidbits about her life that were previously unknown.
Here are ten things you may not know about Mayer:
- She doesn't "unplug" at the end of the work day. In the Business Insider article, Mayer's husband Zachary Bogue revealed: “We continue to do work in the evening. There’s never a distinct line between work and home. Marissa’s work is such a natural extension of her. It’s not something she needs to shed at the end of the day.”
Once, reading The Stanford Daily, she was laughing over a column about campus icons—the local man who abuses passersby, the guy in the sandwich shop who always gets your order wrong. “And there was literally a line in there that said ‘the blonde woman in the upper-division computer-science classes.’ And I was, like, I’m a woman in the upper-division computer-science classes—I should know this person! I really had just been very blind to gender. And I still am.”