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Marissa Mayer began her college education at Stanford University in pre-med classes, but quickly became hooked to computer science. She graduated with a M.S. in computer science, and also earned many patents in both artificial intelligence and interface design. After graduation, Mayer received 14 job offers, but chose to join Google and was a critical member of the engineering team for 12 years. She then became the head of Yahoo!, and has been recognized countless times for her great achievements and contributions to these companies.
“When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.”
“You can be good at technology and like fashion and art. You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms.”
“I love technology, and I don’t think it’s something that should divide along gender lines.”
“I took a computer-science course to fill a prerequisite at Stanford, and I realized that every day was a new problem, and every day you got to think about how to solve something new, how to reason through something new, how to develop an algorithm to solve for something you hadn't worked on before.”