Marissa Mayer's Attempts to Fancy Up Yahoo Aren't Going So Great

Marissa Mayer has been running Yahoo for more than two years now. And it's starting to look like she might be dancing on the edge of the glass cliff. » 12/18/14 7:45pm 12/18/14 7:45pm

The Most Popular CEOs Are Mostly White Men

Last week, Glassdoor released a list of the top 51 CEOs in America, according to approval ratings from their own employees. There are only two women on the list and few people of color. » 3/24/14 4:30pm 3/24/14 4:30pm

Ironically, It's Dudes Who Are More Likely to Work From Home

Remember when Marissa Mayer put the kibosh on working remotely, and it played out as lady CEO vs. the moms? Yeah, well, it turns out it's more commonly men working from home/the Starbucks down the street/poolside. » 2/24/14 2:10pm 2/24/14 2:10pm

British Vogue Feature on "Silicon Wives and Girlfriends" Is Bollocks

It appears as though our imperialist friends across the Atlantic have elevated the feature-length glossy troll to an art form. There is no other way to explain why the December issue of British Vogue decided to refer to Yahoo CEO (CEO!) Marissa Mayer, One Kings Lane cofounder Alison Pincus, and Kleiner Perkins partner » 11/14/13 11:57am 11/14/13 11:57am

Marissa Mayer Suffers From Gender-Blindness

Profiled in Vogue's September issue, Yahoo's controversial CEO Marissa Mayer is portrayed as a woman who isn't trying to deny her employees anything. No, she's just sort of awkward; in her own words, she's still just a "naive" "geeky" "shy" woman who "likes to code." According to Mayer, it's actually a total accident… » 8/16/13 10:00am 8/16/13 10:00am

Yahoo Shareholder Hits on Marissa Mayer Like a Total Creep

Hey! Here's a Big Business Idea for all the Big Businessmen reading this article right now (let's call it the Businesswomen's Special!): Try using a discarded pen lid for a tie clip, and also DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BANG THE FEMALE CEO DURING THE SHAREHOLDER MEETING. » 6/25/13 6:00pm 6/25/13 6:00pm

Yahoo Does Something Smart, Doubles Paid Maternity Leave

In a move that many aficionados of American capitalism are already lauding as really, really smart, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the boss who loves her employees so much she wants to see them in the office all the time, has expanded the amount of paid maternity and paternity leave Yahoo employees receive. » 5/01/13 10:00am 5/01/13 10:00am

Feminism May Be Nearing Her Expiration Date

Maybe nobody cares if Katy "Cupcakes" Perry is a feminist. But if Marissa Mayer, by all accounts a brilliant, successful woman and CEO of a globally recognized brand, doesn't really wanna hang her hat where feminism lives, and neither do younger women, is the problem us? Or them? Or does this continued resistance to… » 3/07/13 3:35pm 3/07/13 3:35pm

Kathie Lee Gives an Impassioned Speech About Feminism on 'Today'

This morning on Today, while discussing the controversy over Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's mandate that employees are no longer allowed to work from home over a glass of red wine, Kathie Lee broke into a speech about feminism and choice. Wherever you stand on Mayer's decision, you have to admit that Kathie Lee's… » 2/27/13 12:00pm 2/27/13 12:00pm

Marissa Mayer Won't Let You Work From Home, Even If You Really Need to…

Notoriously "gender blind" Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now mandating that employees become "one Yahoo!" by "physically being together," literally: no more working from home. » 2/25/13 10:40am 2/25/13 10:40am

Female Corporate Leadership Numbers Stall, Which Is Troubling

The corporate glass ceiling proved too goddamned impenetrable for women this year, according to a depressing new study from Catalyst which found that very few women joined U.S. corporate boards or executive teams in 2012. But but but Marissa Mayer!? But nothing. She and Sheryl Sandberg — the only other notable woman… » 12/11/12 2:50pm 12/11/12 2:50pm

Six Things Marissa Mayer Should Have Done During the Maternity Leave…

We get it, Internet: Marissa Mayer is doing it wrong. As the CEO of Yahoo and only one of a handful of women to whom men have been willing to hand over the keys to the empire (albeit a crumbling one) she's an important woman and it's obvious she doesn't get what that means to all the rest of us, or else she would do… » 10/04/12 5:45pm 10/04/12 5:45pm

Fortune Finds 50 Women Who Haven't Been Mommy-Tracked or Forced Out of…

Fortune released its annual list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business today, and, as one might predict, the list features an impressive group of ladies who could probably buy your entire family with their end-of-year bonuses. And while the professional achievements of women from Oprah to Marissa Mayer are… » 9/20/12 5:20pm 9/20/12 5:20pm

Cool Boss Marissa Mayer Is Giving New Smartphones to Yahoo Employees

In her effort to be the cool new Yahoo boss who has pre-cocktail hour cocktails at two and designates the third Wednesday of every month as Cookie Potluck Day, Marissa Mayer recently sent a memo to all full time (and part time!) Yahoo employees in the US informing them Oprah-style that they all get...smartphones!! Not… » 9/16/12 11:30am 9/16/12 11:30am

Google Is Basically Googling a Better Way to Hire and Retain Women

Google's known it has a problem recruiting and retaining women for a while, but it didn't know why. So, in an approach that the New York Times adorably calls "very Google-y," the company is using an algorithm to try and figure out why they're losing women and how they can treat the female one-third of their 34,300… » 8/23/12 4:40pm 8/23/12 4:40pm

Already Impressive Silicon Valley Women Are Dressing to Impress

Many of Silicon Valley's most powerful women are standing out amongst the area's schlumpy braniacs by dressing in expensive couture: Chanel cocktail shifts, Jimmy Choo heels, the works. » 8/03/12 6:40pm 8/03/12 6:40pm

Germany's Family Minister Doesn't Think Marissa Mayer Is Taking Enough…

When Yahoo! invited the perilously pregnant Marissa Mayer to captain its rudderless, waterlogged ship (hooray for nautical metaphors!), everybody collectively scrunched their brows and wondered why Mayer would want to give up a sweet Google gig to get in a time machine and go run 1999's search engine. Actually, what… » 8/02/12 11:25am 8/02/12 11:25am

Marissa Mayer Can Buy 100 Million Things From the Dollar Store Thanks…

Marissa Mayer, who this week was announced as the new CEO of the Christian Slater of internet companies, is soon going to become one of those ridiculously blinged-out corporate executives that people complain about all the time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mayer's contract is worth as much as $100 million in… » 7/20/12 10:25am 7/20/12 10:25am

This Is How You Acknowledge the Fact That You're a Woman in Power

It's not hard to see why Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times' new Public Editor, reportedly beat out 15 different finalists to land the powerful position. » 7/19/12 4:30pm 7/19/12 4:30pm