Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO, co-founded the company in 2006, three years after the first human genome was sequenced.

Her goal was audacious: to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome and fundamentally change healthcare in the process. Prior to founding 23andMe, Anne spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and felt frustrated by a system built around monetizing illness instead of incentivizing prevention. She wanted to flip that model on its head and build a business that helps people prevent illness rather than profit from it.

Anne focused on empowering people with direct access to genetic information so that they could use their data to make decisions that could lower their risks for disease. Under her leadership, 23andMe now provides the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers.


An Update on Our Hiring Data

June 28, 2022
23andMe was founded with a mission: to help all people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome.  An inclusive, equitable workplace is essential to that mission. While our company...
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Customers at the Heart of First 23andYou Community Conference

May 11, 2022
23andYou, our first-ever community conference, brought over 1,000 customers together to learn more about the 23andMe experience.
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23andMe at 16

April 28, 2022
In the early 2000s, three people had a radical idea. What if you could access your genetic information and truly understand what it means for your health? That radical idea...
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Best CEO

December 17, 2021
This week, 23andMe’s CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki was included on a list of the best CEOs based on employee reviews.   Released this week by Comparably, the list is...
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23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki Among the Best CEOs for Women

July 16, 2021
Mission-driven, innovative, and able to inspire employees, 23andMe’s CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki, has always been central to what makes this a great place to work. This week Comparably released...
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Glassdoor Names 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki A Top CEO

June 18, 2019
Great workers make for great places to work, and at 23andMe, it all starts at the top with CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki.This week Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest...
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23andMe Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2019 on Glassdoor

December 05, 2018
23andMe is among the winners of Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2019.
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The Podcast Spit

September 14, 2018
Spit, a new 23andMe’s new podcast with iHeart Radio, is hosted by the writer, comedian and cultural critic, Baratunde Thurston, in conversation with artists, scientists and thinkers talking about how DNA testing is changing perspectives about identity, family, and race.
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A Note On 23andMe’s New Collaboration with GSK

July 25, 2018
23andMe announces the launch of a collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to accelerate our ability to make meaningful discoveries in therapeutics to treat disease.
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Rapping with Dr. Z at 23andMe

November 17, 2017
23andMe CEO and cofounder Anne Wojcicki sits down with Dr. Zubin Damania, aka ZDogg MD, sit down to talk about what direct-to-consumer genetic testing means for health care professionals and Health 3.0.
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