Topic: female ceos

Marissa Mayer Finally Defends Her Controversial Work-From-Home Policy

Marissa Mayer Finally Defends Her Controversial Work-From-Home Policy

In February, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when she revoked her employees’ privilege to work from home. She also kicked off a national conversation about whether working from home makes employees more productive, or whether it makes them less innovative, and whether a male CEO would have gotten as much flak for making the same decision. But Mayer herself has remained silent on the issue since she issued the controversial memo — until now. More »

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: The Secret To Work/Life Balance Is Marrying An Older Guy

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: The Secret To Work/Life Balance Is Marrying An Older Guy

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns doesn’t need to spout inspirational quotes in order to be inspirational: She started as an intern at the company and rose to become the first African-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Bam. Inspiration. That said, we love this speech she delivered at Catalyst’s annual awards conference on Tuesday, as summarized by the Wall Street Journal. Her unconventional tips include marrying an older guy, and skipping the guilt trips. More »

If Women Ran Hollywood It Would Be More Inclusive And Films About Male Strippers And Sparkly Vampires Would Be Hits. Oh Wait..

If Women Ran Hollywood It Would Be More Inclusive And Films About Male Strippers And Sparkly Vampires Would Be Hits. Oh Wait..

The Hollywood Reporter put out its annual ‘Most Powerful Women in Hollywood’ issue this week. Most of the most powerful women are heads of studios (Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks came in at number one) but by the time we were in the 40′s we got to Tina Fey and blockbuster queens Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep came in at 50. But when a number of these powerful women (and a few men) were asked what it would be like if women really did run Hollywood, their answers were surprising. More »

Marissa Mayer: “For Me, It’s God, Family And Yahoo—In That Order”

Marissa Mayer: "For Me, It's God, Family And YahooâIn That Order"

Yahoo CEO and maternity leave controversy star Marissa Mayer conducted her first interview since taking over Yahoo at the FortuneMost Powerful Women event, an invitation-only dinner in Palo Alto that took place Tuesday evening. In addition to being asked about Yahoo’s strategy, she was the inevitable question of how she is doing it all. Considering that when it was announced that she was pregnant at the same time she was becoming CEO of Yahoo many people could not believe both of these events could happen at the same time without the world imploding. Now Marissa is no ordinary human being but her life strategy sounded like a lot of people’s. Paying tribute to her homestate of Wisconsin she said, ”I think that for me, it’s God, family and Yahoo—in that order.” More »

Jan Fields Steps Down As President Of McDonald’s After Only 2 Years

Jan Fields Steps Down As President Of McDonald's After Only 2 Years

Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA has stepped down from her post. She will be succeeded by Jeff Stratton, currently the company’s global chief restaurant officer. Her exit was announced a week after disappointing global restaurant sales for the chain were reported. McDonald’s has been losing customers to rival fast-food chains like Burger King and Taco Bell. This marked its first decline in sales in nine years. More »

6 Tips From Extremely Successful Women That Will Supercharge Your Career

6 Tips From Extremely Successful Women That Will Supercharge Your Career

Ideas make the world go ’round — and in the business world, one innovative thought can spark lasting change in an organization, increase productivity and effectiveness, and even land you a job opportunity! For some bright members of the labor force, all it took was one idea to take them from the bottom rungs of the corporate ladder to being a major player in the organization’s success.

Examining these remarkable examples of everyday women who weren’t afraid to share their bright ideas and were eventually placed or considered for job major roles at the CEO, president, and director levels shows that often all you need is one epiphany moment to supercharge your career. More »

Executive Suite: CEO Allison Schickel Invented A Special Robe For Women In Breast Cancer Recovery

Executive Suite: CEO Allison Schickel Invented A Special Robe For Women In Breast Cancer Recovery

Allison Schickel had an idea. Living in Austin, TX with her husband and two daughters Mackenzie and Monya, she knew for a long time she wanted to design a robe with a front-opening bra built inside for personal support and comfort. She constructed a prototype with her own robe and a sports bra. After years of research – fitting and re-fitting – the Original Brobe was born. More »

The 10 Best Quotes From Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit

The 10 Best Quotes From Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit

The first day of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit was on Tuesday and it packed strong and successful women, including CEOs, writers and actresses, into one room. Among the nuggets of wisdom these women showered on the crowd, there were some that stood out more than others. Whether they were more inspirational, more true, or just funnier than others, these are what we think were the best quotes from the summit so far. Take notes. More »