VP, Search Product and User Experience, Google
Marital status: Engaged
Highest Education: Master's degree
When Mayer dropped out of Stanford's premed program to major in symbolic systems, her parents let it slide. They were more miffed when she turned down an offer from McKinsey to become
the ninth employee -- and first female engineer -- at a startup called Google.
A decade later Mayer heads the company's user experience division, meaning she directs the look and functionality of the $14 billion (in revenue) search engine and oversees
programming and design for over 100 web products, from search to Google News.
Vice: "I'm always late."
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