Often referred to as Google’s “gatekeeper,” Marissa Mayer is the company’s VP of search product and user experience. Mayer, who’s been with the company since it had fewer than two dozen employees, determines which of the company engineers’ free-time projects should become Google products and acts as a liaison between employees and top brass. Mayer’s influence can also be seen in the design of Google Search, Gmail, Google Earth, Maps, and other G-offerings–simple, colorful, and unwavering.
The Most Innovative Companies
The top 50 companies in entertainment, media, sports, technology, and more.
Most Creative People
Meet this year's inspiring leaders.
Innovation By Design
A showcase for ingenious design solutions.
Future of Philanthropy
Inside The Changing World Of Giving
World Changing Ideas
New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine—even an entirely new economic system.
The apps, tips, tactics, and brain hacks to help you work smarter instead of harder.
An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens.