Marissa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo!, is all about doing things that you aren’t ready for. “Get in a bit over your head,” she says. “That’s how you grow and learn and stretch yourself.” This quality is at the core of what has made her an icon for aspiring female leaders in the past five years. When asked to take the helm of the massive, floundering digital company in 2012, she said yes -- even while expecting her first child.
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