Susan Wojcicki has called herself “the mom of Google” — in fact, the Internet giant was born in her garage that she rented out to recent graduates Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Susan joined Google in 1999 as Google’s first marketing manager and led the initial development of several key consumer products including Google Images and Google Books. In 2002, Susan began working on Google’s advertising products and over the next 12 years she led teams that helped define the vision and direction of Google’s monetization platforms. She went on to become Senior Vice President of Advertising and Commerce, where she helped to build and grow key advertising products like AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and Google Analytics.
Today, Susan heads up YouTube, where she oversees content and business operations, engineering and product development.
Susan graduated with honors from Harvard University, holds a master’s in economics from UC Santa Cruz, and an MBA from UC Los Angeles. In 2015, Susan was named to Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.