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Susan Wojcicki
Susan Wojcicki
VP Product Management, Google

What was the "a-ha moment" that led you into tech?
My first job after college was at MagicQuest, an educational software startup company where I was responsible for writing the content. I found that job somewhat accidentally but after working there a few weeks and loving my job, I decided to pursue a career in technology.

What has been your most radical career shift, and how risky was it?
My most radical shift was leaving Intel and joining Google, a small startup at the time, even though I was pregnant.

Other radical career shifts: deciding to spend 2 years in management consulting even though I wanted to pursue a career in technology. In retrospect, this was a good decision because it gave me a strong business base.

What technological advance are you most excited about?
I'm excited about the opportunities with mobile phones and being able to receive information on the go and relevant to what I'm doing at that moment in time.

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