Yahoo boss the latest lady who sells off lunches

YAHOO boss Marissa Mayer is following in the footsteps of Apple chief Tim Cook, by auctioning off the chance for a bidder with cash to burn to have a one-on-one lunch with her.

Cook’s offering eventually went for $610,000 (£389,000), but while his was only a coffee, Mayer is auctioning a hearty lunch at the company’s Californian headquarters.

It comes as no surprise that she is offering a working luncheon. The tech boss has made her views on flexible working clear, telling Yahoo staff to either quit working from home or quit the firm, when she took over the helm of the company last year.

And it seems she won’t get out of the boardroom for anything less than $25,000 (£16,000), if the estimated value of the meeting on auction site Charitybuzz.com is anything to go by.

The winner is generously allowed to take one photo with Mayer.

With Yahoo’s acquisition last month of blogging site Tumblr – which often features foodie snaps – perhaps the lady or gentleman who lunches will opt to post a photo of their meal instead.