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By Georgia Harris

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, One of Google's First Employees Steps Down

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“Today, after nearly 25 years here, I’ve decided to step back from my role as the head of YouTube and start a new chapter focused on my family, health and personal projects I’m passionate about,” 

Susan the legendary figure behind YouTube announced (Feb 16th 2023) yesterday her departure from the company. Many of you might not know her name, but her contributions to the video-sharing platform have been monumental.

Susan Wojcicki, has been the CEO of YouTube since 2014. She was one of the first employees at Google, and her journey with the company spans over two decades. She joined Google in 1999, just a year after its founding, and she was instrumental in the development of Google's AdWords program, which has become the company's primary source of revenue.

Susan took over YouTube in 2014, and since then, she has transformed the platform into the giant it is today. She's been a driving force behind YouTube's growth, with the platform now boasting over 2 billion monthly active users. She's also overseen some significant changes, including the introduction of YouTube Music, YouTube TV, and YouTube Premium.

Under Susan's leadership, YouTube has become a hub for creators and content makers. She's championed the development of original programming on the platform, and she's worked hard to support the creator community. Susan's efforts have helped turn YouTube into a source of income for millions of people around the world, and she's helped to shape the careers of many successful YouTubers.

But Susan's tenure at YouTube has not been without controversy. The platform has come under fire for issues like copyright infringement, misinformation, and hate speech. Susan has worked tirelessly to address these issues, but they remain ongoing challenges for the platform.

In her announcement about stepping down, Susan reflected on her time at YouTube, saying that she was proud of what the platform has accomplished. She expressed her gratitude to the creators and viewers who have made YouTube what it is today, and she said that she was excited to see what the future holds for the platform.

Susan Wojcicki has had a remarkable journey with Google, and her contributions to YouTube have been nothing short of monumental. She's helped to turn the platform into a global phenomenon, and she's worked hard to support the creator community. While she may be stepping down as CEO, her legacy at YouTube will live on for years to come.


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