Marissa Mayer is one of Glamour’s “Woman Of The Year”


Marissa Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Search Product and User Experience has been named as one of Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year for 2009.

She is a Woman of the Year because: “She has been a powerhouse of creativity and business acumen for one of the world’s most innovative companies. Marissa Mayer is leading the way in keeping America number one.” —Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and 2002 Woman of the Year

Marissa has been featured in various publications, including Newsweek (“10 Tech Leaders of the Future”), Red Herring (“15 Women to Watch”), Business 2.0 (“Silicon Valley Dream Team”), BusinessWeek, and Fast Company. In 2008, at 33, Marissa became the youngest woman ever to be included on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list (#50).

Marissa Ann Mayer (born on 30 May 1975) acts as a gatekeeper for their product release process, determining when or whether a particular Google product is ready to be released to users. She has become one of the public faces of Google, providing a number of press interviews and appearing at events frequently to speak on behalf of the company.

Other women on the list includes Rihanna, Marie Shiver, Stella McCartney, Amie Poehler, Serena Williams, Jane Aronson, Susan Rice, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, The Women of Iran’s One Million Signature Campaign and Maya Angelou with special recognition to Michelle Obama.

[Glamour via TechCrunch]