Google CEO Sundar Pichai Inspiring The Next Generation
By James Mills, Mentorship Coach & Associate Partner, Lighthouse International
So, you're a CEO responsible for a multi-billion dollar operation and you receive a letter from a 7-year-old girl asking for a job, what do you do? Mr Pichai received a letter from Chloe Bridgewater and decided it was important to make sure she received a personal reply! Chloe Bridgewater's dad shared on LinkedIn how much this meant to his daughter...
"After seeing images of Google offices with their bean bags, go karts and slides my 7 year old daughter decided to write to Google to see if they would give her a job. She lost a great deal of confidence after being knocked down by a car a couple of years ago. However, to say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement. She is now even more eager to do well at school and work for Google. Can't thank such a busy person enough to take time out to make a little girl's dream become one step closer, although not sure she's fully aware that it'll take more than riding go karts and sleeping in pods to make it with Google!"
Mr Pichai was the second person she'd ever written to (after Father Christmas) and as a leader he felt the importance of investing in a child's dream. Here's his reply....
Thank you so much for your letter. I'm glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology.
I think if you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to - from working at Google to swimming at the Olympics.
I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! 🙂
All the best to you and your family.
You can read more on this here on the BBC site.
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