'Gender Blind'

For Marissa Mayer, the former Google executive who was recently named Yahoo!'s new president and CEO, being the only woman in upper-level computer science classes did not faze her. Speaking with the 92nd Street Y in New York City as part of its Campaign for the American Conversation program, Mayer said that she grew up "gender blind," and that she was encouraged early on to pursue science because she was good at it.

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