Who is Carol Bartz ?

Yahoo has just appointed a new CEO and it's in the person of Miss Carol Bartz

But who is Carol Bartz ?

Carol Bartz , New Yahoo CEO . 
Credit : AutoDesk

Well, we did our research:
AutoDesk's Website shares some info about her ~


Carol Bartz holds an honors degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin. She was granted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from William Woods University.

Carol Bartz is executive chairman of the board of Autodesk, Inc. Bartz was chairman, president and CEO of Autodesk for 14 years and stepped-down in April, 2006. During her tenure, the company diversified its product line and grew revenues from $285 million to $1.523 billion in FY06.

Bartz previously held positions at Sun Microsystems, most recently serving as vice president of worldwide field operations and an executive officer of the company. Before joining Sun, she held product line and sales management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and 3M Corporation.

Appointed to President Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Bartz is one of a select group of industry leaders expected to play a key role in shaping and setting the government’s high tech agenda—ranging from R&D funding to new broadband incentives. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, NetApp, and the Foundation for the National Medals of Science and Technology.

* 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Fortune, 2005
* 50 Women to Watch, Wall Street Journal, 2005
* The World’s 30 Most Respected CEOs, Barron’s, 2005
* World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes, 2005 & 2004
* Exemplary Community Leadership Award, National Conference for Community & Justice, 2004
* Women in Technology List, Business Week, 2004
* 100 Most Influential Women in Business, San Francisco Business Times, 2004
* Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope, 2004
* Entered into the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, 2003
* Avatar Award for Women of Excellence, National Association of Female Executives, 2003
* Ada Lovelace Award, Association for Women in Computing, 2003
* Ernst & Young’s Northern California Master Entrepreneur of the Year, 2001
* Horatio Alger Award, 2000
* Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame, 1997
* Recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 1994

Wow! That some credentials! CNET even adds;

Another asset Bartz would bring to Yahoo: international experience. Autodesk's computer-aided design software is bought where growth is occurring, and that means Bartz has skills in emerging markets, not just established ones, said Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil. "She would know more about Asia, about China, about emerging markets, than the average software CEO," he said.


Here's to hoping that Carol Bartz will finally be the key to Yahoo's long overdue recovery.

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