So she rented our her garage to two Stanford students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who used it to start up their new company, Google. Susan remembers the first year, with many “late nights together in the garage eating pizza and M&Ms, where ( Larry and Sergey ) talked to me about how their technology could change the world.”
They finally convinced her to join as Employee No.18 and their first marketing manager, when she was four months pregnant. First job? Relocate them all to a proper office. Called the “Mom at Google”, Susan was the first in the team to have a baby, and her “family first” philosophy led to Google topping the ‘Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For’ list.
The “family” grew, literally, with Sergey Brin marrying Susan’s sister, Anne, and having two kids. this Powerful Woman ( Susan ) herself had five kids. All while growing the marketing side of Google.
While working out what to do to compete, Susan stumbled on a Youtube video of two boys in China lip-syncing to the Backstreet Boys. She recalls “That was the video that made me realize that ‘Wow, people all over the world can create content, and they don’t need to be in a studio.”
nstead of trying to compete, Susan convinced Larry and Sergey to buy Youtube, and six months later Google bought Youtube for $1.65m. In February 2014, Susan became the CEO of Youtube, and today she is worth $300 million.
What began with a simple decision to rent out her garage has led Susan on a journey that has included being named No.1 on the Adweek 50 list in 2013, being called “The most important person in advertising” and “The most powerful woman on the Internet” by TIME in 2015.
Now it’s your turn. If Susan can do it ( while raising five kids ) you can too.
Take a step forward today!
There’s no guarantee it will lead to the same magical journey that this Powerful Woman has been on.
But there’s no guarantee it won’t, either.
Source: African leadership
- Mark Zuckerberg addressed the UN in regards to universal internet access
- Facebook To Provide Free Internet To West, East And Southern Africa
- Google to Give Training to 1 Million Africans to Boost Jobs
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