According to New York Times magazine, Mayer declined to accept the Oscar-winning actress’ contribution because she didn’t attend college.
“Even though the actress Gwyneth Paltrow had created a best-selling cookbook and popular lifestyle blog, Mayer, who habitually asked deputies where they attended college, balked at hiring her as a contributing editor for Yahoo Food.”
“According to one executive, Mayer disapproved of the fact that Paltrow did not graduate college.”
Gwyneth Paltrow studied anthropology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, but withdrew from the university in order to become an actress.
Marissa Mayer graduated from Stanford University in 1997. She was 38 years old when he was hired by Yahoo! in 2012.