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I can’t imagine what you feel as negative press swirls around you during your CEO tenure at Yahoo!. From an outsider’s perspective, it seems like you’ve been under personal siege since the summer of 2012 when you accepted Yahoo!’s top job. Tomorrow, a well-publicized book will be released about you. I’ve pre-ordered it to review and draw my own conclusions.
But, I don’t have to read the book to conclude how “tearing down Marissa Mayer” exploded into a schadenfreude, spectator sport.
I’m not a Yahoo! stockholder, but I cheer and root for you. Everyday.
I have personal and selfish reasons for writing this public fan letter:
- I’m a proud dad, godfather, and uncle to young daughters and nieces.
- I want my female loved ones to have access to multiple opportunities in multiple professions (especially ones currently dominated by men).
- I want them to see and learn from a positive female role model.
- I want you to cram the misguided belief down everyone's throats who believes a smart, savvy, successful, gutsy, and attractive female technologist cannot prevail (both in Silicon Valley and beyond its influential borders).
"Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine."
Keep Fighting and Don’t Give Up,
Please let me know if you agree or disagree with my thoughts in the comments. If you disagree, I would love to hear from you. I’m also here to read, listen, and learn from YOUR PERSPECTIVE. Comments are open. So let’er rip!
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Tony Faustino is a marketing and corporate strategist. He thinks and writes about how The Internet reinvents marketing strategy in his personal blog, Social Media ReInvention. Follow his tweets @tonyfaustino or circle him on Google+.