Anne Wojcicki and her husband Sergey Brin at an awards ceremony in early 2014.

by Sarah P.

Take A Queue From Anne Wojcicki While Keeping Your Head Held High 

The couple, who is currently living separately, have two young children. They have been pegged as Generation X’s answer to Bill and Melinda Gates.

If you read my other post about when men do stupid things, you’ll remember that Anne Wojcicki is one of my role models in life. At the age of 40, Anne, a Yale graduate, has managed to succeed in developing her own biotechnology company that might hold the key to ending diseases such as Parkinson’s and cancer forever.

In addition to that, she has been the woman partially behind the tremendous success of Google, a company co-owned by her husband of several years, Sergey Brin. But, that’s not all—Anne is a philanthropist who donates millions of dollars per year to various global charities. Amid all of this, she still has time for her young son and daughter as well as staying physically fit. Can we say Superwoman?

So, it came as a shock to me when it was announced last summer that Anne and her husband Sergey Brin had separated due to Sergey’s affair with a mid-level manager at Google. Even Superwoman is not immune is bad days.

After Sergey’s affair was discovered, there was a media feeding frenzy. Sergey had moved out of their primary residence, but there was speculation as to whether or not Sergey and Anne would legally separate.