Marissa Mayer leads the product management and engineering efforts of Google's local, mobile, and contextual discovery products including Google Maps, Google Maps for Mobile, Local Search, Google Earth, Street View, Latitude and more. During her 12 years at Google, Marissa led product management and design efforts for Google search for more than a decade and has also helmed images, news, books, products, toolbar, and iGoogle. She started at Google in 1999 as Google's 20th employee and first woman engineer.
Marissa's contributions and leadership have been recognized by numerous publications. Fortune magazine has listed her for the past 3 years on their annual Most Powerful Women's list, and she was the youngest ever to appear on the list. In 2011, she was also recognized on Forbes Most Powerful Women's list. She has also been honored by the New York Women in Communications, Inc. with a Matrix Award, by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and by Glamour Magazine as Woman of the Year. Marissa serves on the board of various non-profits, including the Smithsonian National Design Museum, the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Marissa received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems and her M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence.