Is Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Who Spoke Power to Truth with James Damore, “The Most Powerful Woman on the Internet?”
A UC Santa Cruz press release:
M.S. ’93, applied economics
January 01, 2018
Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube, the ubiquitous video-sharing website that in 2017 was ranked as the second most popular site in the world—only behind its parent company Google.
Her history with Google goes back to the company’s earliest days: co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed their search engine while renting Wojcicki’s garage. She later joined Google in 1999 as the company’s first marketing manager and employee number 16.
… In 2015, Wojcicki was named to Time’s 100 most influential people and described in a later issue of Time as “the most powerful woman on the internet.”
In 2017, Forbes ranked Wojcicki No. 6 on its list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”
Susan Wojcicki is said to have been the loudest voice in Google’s executive ranks demanding the firing of heretic James Damore to encourage the others. The funny thing about it is that Wojcicki consistently explains that Damore had to be fired for the most maternal reasons imaginable: she felt that his memo affected her emotional relationship with her five children.
Wojcicki is also spearheading the censorship on Youtube of videos arguing for the importance of genes in modern life. Ironically, her younger sister Anne Wojcicki is the CEO of DNA testing firm 23andMe. (Their father was the chairman of the Stanford physics department.)