On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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Susan Wojcicki ON: What It's Like Being the CEO of YouTube & How to Avoid Burnout

October 31, 2022



Today I sit down with one of the most influential women in the tech industry, Susan Wojcicki. Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube, the world’s most popular digital video platform used by more than a billion people across the globe to access information, share video, and shape culture. An early champion of online video who was instrumental in Google's 2006 acquisition of YouTube, Susan now oversees YouTube's content and business operations, engineering, and product development.

Susan shares to us her story from studying history and literature to being a tech icon. She also talks about the importance of balancing time at work and spending time with family, having her mom as an inspiration in her parenting, and why it’s necessary to practice supportive leadership.

What We Discuss:

  • 00:00:00 Intro

  • 00:01:42 Start a YouTube channel

  • 00:03:40 From a humanities major to being a tech icon

  • 00:08:00 Sharing her garage to Google

  • 00:10:24 Acquiring YouTube

  • 00:14:17 Day in a life of a YouTube CEO

  • 00:19:30 Supportive leadership

  • 00:24:52 Celebrating the little successes

  • 00:29:29 Diversity in tech industry

  • 00:32:06 The future of tech

  • 00:36:33 “Be persistent and not give up”

  • 00:40:27 Her mom as an inspiration

  • 00:45:33 Final Five with Susan Wojcicki

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