Marissa Mayer

You Don't Succeed By Working 130 Hours Each Week

Mark Hillary | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Mark Hillary

There are 168 hours in total in one week. If you sleep for eight hours each night then the total time left in a week is just 112 hours - less that the 130 hours that Mayer suggests it is possible to be at work. The idea that working all night is something that should be regularly expected is also nonsense.

Good Thing, Bad Thing: Lessons from a Crazy Month in Women's Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Neela Bettridge

It's been quite a month for women in leadership. The referendum has revealed all kinds of rifts -- within political parties, in regional and generatio...

Power, Pay Gaps and Ellen Pao: Lessons From a Year in Women's Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Neela Bettridge

It seems fitting that this was the year the movie Suffragette came out. It was a reminder of how far women have travelled in their bid for equal right...

Yahoo CEO's Pregnancy Is All That Saved Her From Being Sacked, Says This Guy

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech

A New York University marketing expert has suggested that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer would no longer be employed by the company had she not announced th...

Where Are All the Women? Does Engineering Need an Image Overhaul to Attract Top Talent?

Sean O'Meara | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Humanising the job and joining the dots between engineering achievements and the teams involved would be a step in the right direction.

Time to Cut Our Leaders Some Slack

Richard Hytner | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Richard Hytner

Ignore the cynical business bashing by politicians playing to a gallery that is not listening. Smart voters know that entrepreneurship and innovation fuel greater national and personal prosperity. As do most business leaders who believe that Britain has been great for business, despite five decades of boom and bust.

The Perks and Perils of Working From Home

Claire Broadley | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Broadley

Over the years, people have told me that working from home is more stressful than working in their office. Their number one concern is a drop in productivity. Distractions drain your energy at the best of times, but when your boss is looking over your shoulder, you can feel an immense pressure to get things done.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Use Your Resentment

Neela Bettridge | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Here's a conundrum: life is not fair. Yet humans are "hardwired" for fairness. No wonder resentment is on the rise. There's anger against the rich; r...

Yahoo-Tube: Is Marissa Mayer Plotting a YouTuber Mutiny?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

If Marissa Mayer wants to coax the big names on YouTube away, it may be as simple as giving them more guarantees of income than Google are willing (or able) to.

Are Beautiful People Better At Business?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Beauty appears to be the secret for wealth, two male economists from the University of Wisconsin have found in a new study after rating chief executiv...

More Boohoo Than Yahoo

Howard Milton | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech
Howard Milton

I think Ms Maher may have got confused with its 30 day teaser campaign - a new logo everyday (er doesn't Google do that from time to time?), in other words, give the folks a bit of everything. Alas we end up with nothing.

Keeping up Appearances: What Should a Woman in Leadership Look Like?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

I was once brought in to 'tone down' the image of a very senior female executive in financial services (a job I turned down). Her appearance was deemed inappropriate -- perhaps her sharp dress intimidated her male colleagues.

Here's What The All-New Flickr Looks Like...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Tech

Fresh from unveiling the $1.1 billion deal to buy Tumblr, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made another huge announcement - the relaunch of Flickr. The ...

Leaving Employees in the Cold

Monica Parker | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Parker

A Cornell study found the optimum temperature for productivity was approximately 25°C. But someone - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg included it seems - always persists in the belief that "the cold keeps you awake!" Awake maybe, but shivering with mukluks on doesn't seem to say "high performance office" to me.

In Defence of Flexible Working: The Fuzzy-Slippered Rebuttal

Monica Parker | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Parker

A culture of "presenteesim", the old-fashioned notion that to be productive you must be physically present in the office, is one of the most counterproductive, uncreative, and costly management approaches in practice.

Sheryl Sandberg Says 'Lean In' and Marissa Mayer says 'Come In'

Shannon Edwards | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

Frankly I hope that, in the future, we can create a work ecosystem that is flexible, supportive, focused on results and values all different backgrounds and skills. One woman (or man)'s 'having it all' is another's worst nightmare.

Something is Wrong, and It's Not Feminism

Lauren Oyler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Oyler

To be a "feminist" today is to understand that the kind of complacency Sherriff demonstrates is not OK, that eighty cents does not equal one dollar. It is not enough to simply acknowledge the gender disparity in government, business, science.

Support Ada Lovelace Day

Belinda Parmar | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

For Lady Geek, Ada Lovelace day is a bit like Christmas. Lady Geek was set up in 2010 with the aim of bringing women and technology closer together, and our most recent campaign 'Little Miss Geek' is working to inspire the next generation of women to join the technology industry.

Yahoo Removes 'R' From Logo, Internet Goes Wild

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Tech

Yahoo! is not alone among internet giants for incorporating awkward punctuation into their logos (*cough* Aol. *cough*) - but until now it was one of ...

IT: Why Do We Not Have More Female Representation?

Sheila Flavell | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Tech
Sheila Flavell

. It seems to me that the subject taking over the technology headlines is not that Yahoo! has hired a new CEO, but more the fact that she is a woman succeeding in an extremely male dominated field. Mayer is now one of three female leaders in Silicon Valley joining Meg Whitman (CEO, Hewlett-Packard) and Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook).