Femme-O-Nomics follows the ups — and downs — of today’s female captains of industry. Here is the latest on Sheryl Sandberg, Meg Whitman, and Marissa Mayer.
Four Reasons Why Sandberg May Not Stay With Facebook - SFGate
Although COO Sheryl Sandberg has always told everyone that she is staying with Facebook, not everyone is convinced that she is. In a story reprinted in SFGate, Nicholas Carlson of the Business Insider cites four reasons why Sandberg can’t shake the doubts from everyone’s mind that she is going to stay with the social media company. First is her background in public service. She once worked in the Treasury Department under the Bill Clinton administration and not everyone believes that she would not like to be a “powerful Beltway insider” once again. Second are the causes, especially as an advocate for women in business, which she has always pursued aside from FB. Apparently, this has caused people to wonder if “she’d rather be doing something else in the long term.” Third is the fact that Facebook’s IPO has failed. It is now down to $50 billion in valuation since the time it went public and the buck should stop with somebody, according to a source. Fourth, Sandberg has steered the social media platform to the giant it is today ever since she took over in 2008. With this success, some wonder if she still has anything left to prove at FB. But whether Sandberg stays or goes still remains to be seen.
Meg Whitman’s Role in HP’s Uncertain Corporate Rebirth – TechNewsWorld
Rob Enderle of TechNewsWorld writes how CEO Meg Whitman is the right person to give Hewlett-Packard its much desired rebirth. However, he points out the lessons that she needs to learn from such success stories as Apple and IBM to be able to turn the company around. For instance, while she may have followed Steve Jobs’ lead in putting primary importance in design, she still needs to “rebuild the company’s image” and “own it.” Also, while she and the board have given HP’s CFO Cathie Lesjak the “tools she needs to get the jobs done,” she still needs to “unify her team” so that she does not get betrayed by one of her executives the way former CEO Carly Fiorina was.
How Mayer’s Redesigned Yahoo! Page Might Look Like – Business Insider
Nicholas Carlson of the Business Insider reports that sources at Yahoo! have revealed that CEO Marissa Mayer is currently “working on a major overhaul of the Yahoo homepage.” While Mayer still has not yet made even the most basic decisions regarding the change, Carlson’s sources say she wants it to look like Google where people can “find links that will take them somewhere else.” It is said that she also wants it to look like Facebook which will feature a News Feed. In addition, the revamped page would also “feature social content, feeds from content sites around the Internet, and have an open API for developers who want to write apps for Yahoo’s 170 million daily active users.” To see Carlson’s mock-up on what the future Yahoo! page might look like, click on this link.
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