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Marissa Mayer 'better as a tech biz than house host'

business Updated: Jul 23, 2012 16:19 IST
Marissa Mayer


Embattled Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer is far better at being a ‘tech and biz whiz’ than a house host, sources have revealed.

Mayer has been a mentor for three years running to visiting female execs from developing countries as part of Fortune and the US State Department’s Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership.

But people familiar with the respected program revealed that Mayer, 37, unlike the other mentors in the program, asks that mentees stay at her home rather than in hotels.

“Marissa wants them to have a more immersive experience,” the New York Post quoted a source, as saying.

According to some sources, when a recent Middle Eastern mentee arrived in the States for the very first time, she found herself killing time in the mogul’s Palo Alto pad for days with no company or guidance.

“Marissa’s mentee arrived in California, and two days later, was told Marissa and her husband were leaving town,” a source said.

“They left for four days, and this woman was just left there, having never been to America, with no real support,” the source added.

The source revealed that even after Mayer’s return, the mentee’s interaction was “mostly with personal assistants,” and one astonishingly instructed her “not to eat Marissa’s food.”

After a week and a half, the mentee asked to move to a hotel to finish the two-week trip.

According to the report, another source contends there was “an issue ” and “it didn’t work out,” but that Mayer “has always been incredibly generous and involved with mentees” who’ve “had the time of their lives.”