She Did NOT Say That: Susan Wojcicki


CEO of one of the world’s most successful companies and mother of 5 kids: this woman is a true role model and worth a closer look at.

Susan Wojcicki: a 40-something power woman and CEO of YouTube. She is one of the most experienced executives in online advertising having worked on many Google ad platforms for more than 10 years. She worked her way up to the top and still manages to be mother and housewife for her 5 kids. With an honours degree from Harvard University, a Masters in Economics from University of California and an MBA from UCLA, Susan joined Google in 1999 as one of the early employees.

For her, two things in life always had highest priority: her kids and the desire “to do something meaningful, something really different.” She has never let anyone hold her back from achieving her dreams.

susan“I have had a lot of setbacks that I have learned from.”


“Even though it was a start-up with fewer than 20 people, and I was pregnant with my first child, the best decision I’ve ever made was to join Google in 1999. Worst decision? Deciding to get a puppy and a bunny right when the baby came.”

“The reason I like my job is that I have this desire to create. I have this desire to create things and build things.”

“The great thing about the Internet is you can launch a product, and within just a few hours, people will tell you what they think about it.”

“Work smart. Get things done. No none-sense. Move fast.”

susan“Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don’t need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.”

“Many women assume they can’t be good mothers and have challenging careers at the same time, so they might give up trying to do both as they get to a crucial point in their career. Although it can be hard at times, it’s important for women to recognize the benefits of working outside the home.”

“Life doesn’t always present you with the perfect opportunity at the perfect time. Opportunities come when you least expect them, or when you’re not ready for them.”

“The opportunities that make you believe in the future, those will be the best ones. Those are the ones that can change your life and those are the ones that can change the world.”

“Learning to code makes kids feel empowered, creative, and confident. If we want our young women to retain these traits into adulthood, a great option is to expose them to computer programming in their youth.”


Photos: Fastcompany

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