Susan Diane Wojcicki

Susan Diane Wojcicki is the CEO of YouTube. She has been in the tech industry for over 20 years.

Wojcicki was involved in the founding of Google, and became Google’s first marketing manager in 1999. She later led the company’s online advertising business and was put in charge of Google’s original video service. After observing the success of YouTube, Wojcicki proposed the acquisition of YouTube by Google in 2006. In February 2014, Wojcicki became the CEO of YouTube.] She was called « the most important person in advertising, » as well as named one of Time‘s 100 most influential people in 2015 and described in a later issue of Time as “the most powerful woman on the Internet.”

In the time that Wojcicki has been CEO of YouTube, the company announced that it had reached 2 billion logged-in users a month and that users were watching one billion hours a day. There are localized versions of YouTube in 100 countries around the world across 80 languages. Since taking on the role of CEO, YouTube’s percentage of female employees has risen from 24 to nearly 30 percent

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I particularly, love this remark from her: « Addressing gender imbalance will require those who currently have power and influence to extend their privilege. In every organization, there are many people, from senior leaders to first-time managers, who have the power to elevate women in the workplace. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today without several key people in power believing in me and giving me a chance to succeed ».

I admire her profile. She is a powerful woman in tech and can inspire young generation.

Do not give any limit to yourself girls. You have all the power.

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