Marissa Mayer

I didn't set out to be at the top of technology companies. I'm just geeky and shy, and I like to code.Marissa Mayer

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If you can find something that you're really passionate about, whether you're a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force.Marissa Mayer

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I think it's very comforting for people to put me in a box. 'Oh, she's a fluffy girlie girl who likes clothes and cupcakes. Oh, but wait, she is spending her weekends doing hardware electronics.'Marissa Mayer

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Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability.Marissa Mayer

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Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.Marissa Mayer

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When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.Marissa Mayer

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I think that there is a generational change, where new generations that have grown up always having access to the internet have a somewhat different view in terms of personal information and what needs to be kept private.Marissa Mayer

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I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.Marissa Mayer

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I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.Marissa Mayer

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I refuse to be stereotyped.Marissa Mayer

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I've always liked simplicity.Marissa Mayer

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Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.Marissa Mayer

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I had to think really hard about how to choose between job offers.Marissa Mayer

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When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.Marissa Mayer

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I like to stay in the rhythm of things.Marissa Mayer

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I love technology, and I don't think it's something that should divide along gender lines.Marissa Mayer

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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.Marissa Mayer

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Really in technology, it's about the people, getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate.Marissa Mayer

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With data collection, 'The sooner the better' is always the best answer.Marissa Mayer

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Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do - and the business side.Marissa Mayer

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I really wanted to be a doctor, until my freshman year of college when I realized that while I was good at chemistry and biology, I really wasn't feeling challenged by it.Marissa Mayer

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I really love color.Marissa Mayer

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It's really wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people.Marissa Mayer

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Employees, especially young people, want more than a paycheck.Marissa Mayer

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I was always good at math and science, and I never realized that that was unusual or somehow undesirable.Marissa Mayer

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You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.Marissa Mayer

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I really believe that the virtual world mirrors the physical world.Marissa Mayer

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I think what's really amazing is that given the scale of the web and getting the compute power we have today, we're starting to see things that appear intelligent but actually aren't semantically intelligent.Marissa Mayer

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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.Marissa Mayer

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What you want, when you want it. As opposed to everything you could ever want, even when you don't.Marissa Mayer

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