Anne Wojcicki on Following Your Curiosity


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Anne Wojcicki always followed her interests. From sneaking into figure skating rinks as a kid, to taking her interest in genetics to the next level and co-founding the genetics company 23andMe, Anne told us how she’s built her career off curiosity. And as 23andMe has faced challenges from regulators and privacy advocates over the years, Anne had to dig into her passion even more to boost morale.

In this episode, Anne shares:

  • The 23andMe origin story
  • What boosted morale on her team
  • Why she actively seeks out feedback from naysayers
  • How she’s played the long game with building her company
  • How the tech world has changed for women

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