Marissa Mayer (NYSC WI, 1993), vice president of consumer products at Google, is an unapologetic geek and thinks that the Internet will encourage others, male or female, to be geeks just like her.

Marissa Mayer: “I have a confession to make: I am a geek. Now granted, geek isn’t a word you often hear referring to women. But, I am a geek — not only am I a computer scientist by training, but I love to code, on Linux, on web servers, in C++, javascript, and mySQL. Outside of work, I cook using spreadsheets.”

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