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Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo

Marissa Mayer spent 13 years at Google as an engineer, designer, product manager, and executive before becoming Yahoo's chief executive in 2012. The businesswoman bought her first computer in college but went on to become one of the most influential programmers in the industry.

In addition to her role as CEO, Marissa also teaches computer programming at Stanford and sits on the board of directors for Yahoo, Cooper-Hewitt, New York City Ballet, and many others.

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