“Every day you have to get up with new energy and new ideas to contribute to pushing the organization forward,” ~ Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

Summary: Marissa Mayer is an American information technology executive, formerly serving as the president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she had held starting July 2012. In January 2017, it was announced that she will step down from the company’s board upon the sale of Yahoo!’s operating business to Verizon Communications. She announced that resignation on June 13, 2017. She is a graduate of Stanford and was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google. Prior to joining Yahoo, she spent 13 years at Google, where her work in product development largely contributed to the site’s unique look and feel. At the time of Mayer’s Yahoo appointment, she was one of only 20 female CEOs in charge of a Fortune 500 company.

Nationality: American

Company: Yahoo

Net worth: 540 million USD (2017)

Q: What is a life lesson you have learned in your career as an executive? on cnn.com

A: Push through your uncertainty. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really good is about to happen. You’re about to grow and learn a lot about yourself.