Susan Diane Wojcicki (born July 5, 1968) is an American technology executive. She has been the CEO of YouTube since February 2014. She is from Los Altos, California, and has a net worth of $410 million. Wojcicki is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki, an educator of Russian-Jewish descent. In addition to her US citizenship she is a Polish citizen.
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Wojcicki has been an advocate for several causes, including the expansion of paid family leave, the plight of Syrian refugees, countering gender discrimination at technology companies, getting girls interested in computer science and prioritizing coding in schools.
Since taking on the role of CEO, YouTube’s percentage of female employees has risen from 24 to nearly 30 percent.
During her tenure, YouTube has tightened its policy on videos it regards as potentially violating its policies on hate speech and violent extremism. The more stringent policies came after The Times showed that "ads sponsored by the British government and several private sector companies had appeared ahead of YouTube videos supporting terrorist groups" and several large advertisers withdrew their ads from YouTube in response. The enforcement policies have been criticized as censorship
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