'You look attractive': Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer faces sexist comments at shareholders' meeting

George Polis: I have 2,000 shares ... and I'm a dirty old man

James Vincent
Wednesday 26 June 2013 15:59 BST
President and CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer
President and CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer (Getty Images)

At her first annual shareholders’ meeting Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer faced a decidedly un-business like question from shareholder George Polis.

When handed the microphone to ask Mayer a question Polis said:

“This is my personal opinion. First is I'm George Polis, I have 2,000 shares in Yahoo!, I'm Greek and I'm a dirty old man and you look attractive Marissa.”

Polis continued by questioning Mayer when he might expect dividends from his shares in Yahoo, and as to whether the company was in any danger of being bought out by larger institutions like Google.

Polis’ comments about Mayer were ignored and another Yahoo executive proceeded to respond to his concerns about dividends.

Mayer herself was unfazed by the remarks.

Previously working as a senior executive for Google, Mayer became the President and CEO of Yahoo on July 16 2012. She is ranked at number 32 on Forbes list of 100 most powerful women.

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