Earlier this summer, Marissa Mayer’s career took an unexpected leap forward when she became the 19th female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. But why was it so surprising? Mayer had all the makings for success: a stellar education from Stanford that led her to be one of the earliest, and most successful women of Google. She was named to Wal-Mart’s board of directors, established herself as a major figure in the Bay Area civic scene, and has accumulated a net worth estimated at $300M. All by the age 37.
We’re predicting the next generation of women to follow in Mayer’s footsteps and wind up major tech CEOs, to save you from any future shock. When they reach incredible success, just send a hat tip our way.