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Why the fascination with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer?

In Davos, Switzerland, the world's movers and shakers clamored to hear from Yahoo CEO's Marissa Mayer at the World Economic Forum.

A lot people wanted to hear from Mayer, it was standing room only - with people waiting in line out the door. And the demand for the event's live stream caused the online site to crash.

Mayer was a Google executive when she was tapped to run Yahoo last July. At 37, she not only was the youngest chief executive of a Fortune 500 company - she was also 6 months pregnant.

Last September, she gave birth to a baby boy - two weeks later, she returned to her demanding job.

OutFront tonight: CNN International's Richard Quest.

Erin Burnett asked why the interest in Mayer?


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  1. J

    -I read an article, can't remember where -about a year ago- and by the time I got to the end of the piece (which was part interview and part understanding of where, why and when she did what at Google), I realized that she was damn smart.

    January 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Also, AngelList opened up the doors for a lot of startups, she deserves a lot of cred for that, too.

    January 26, 2013 at 9:50 am | Reply

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