Susan Wojcicki

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Susan Diane Wojcicki (/wʊˈɪtski/; born July 5, 1968) is a Polish-American business executive who was the CEO of YouTube from 2014 to 2023.


  • I realized the impact Google was going to have when I started using it in 1998 when it was just getting started. One day I couldn’t access the service and realized I couldn’t get my work done. I realized how Google could help people all over the world to find the information they needed.
  • With YouTube, I remember our first hit was of two Chinese students in their dorm room singing (with roommate studying in the background). That was the first time I saw that anyone could become a creator and that people wanted to watch content from all types of creators.
    • Quote from interview in 2016 by Kate Vinton formerly of Forbes as part of their coverage of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specifiedVinton, Kate (2016-06-16). . Forbes.
  • As a company that has long supported free expression, Google obviously stands by the right that employees have to voice, publish or tweet their opinions, but while people may have a right to express their beliefs in public, that does not mean companies cannot take action when women are subjected to comments that perpetuate negative stereotypes about them based on their gender
  • In response to a memo going viral on social media from a Goolge engineer that asked concerns about Google's diversity and included statements about gender differences. Wojcicki's own daughter has asked her about the memo ": "Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?"
  • [McGregor, J. (2017). One of Google’s highest-ranking women has answered that controversial memo with a very personal essay: How YouTube CEO susan wojcicki responded to her daughter's question about the infamous memo. Washington, United States Washington: WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post. Retrieved from]

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