Ask any child what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll probably get answers like a teacher, astronaut, construction worker, or police officer. Seven-year-old, Chloe Bridgewater, would answer otherwise. The young child, born and raised in Hereford, England, sent a letter to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of one of the leading computer companies in the world, Google. I know children are dreamers, but Chole Bridgewater is the most proactive young dreamer out there. This little lady has her future dream job in her sights as she took control of her future at the early age of seven. Bridgewater puts meaning to the phrase, “children are our future.”
thank you! pic.twitter.com/C9ZgRcwsEh
— Andy Bridgewater (@B21DGY) February 20, 2017
Bridgewater knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up ever since she heard about what it was like to work at Google. Her father, Andy Bridgewater, inspired his daughter’s dream by describing possible amenities within Google offices-slides, beanbag chairs, and go-karts. After hearing this, I’d want to work for Google too!
Bridgewater took her interest in Google a step further than most elementary students would and decided to contact Google to express her fascination with the company. With the help of her father, the young enthusiast wrote a single page letter addressed to “Google Boss,” which was sent off to Mountainview, California, the location of Google headquarters.
— MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) February 18, 2017
The seven-year-old described her positive attributes that she would bring to the company if hired, including expertise in spelling and reading. The young lady continues to describe her love of computers, specifically a tablet that she loves to play games on. Bridgewater concluded with stating that her dad told her to send in an application if she wanted to work for Google, but she didn’t understand what all the paperwork was. I feel like that with most paperwork, and I know I’m not alone on that.
CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, replied to Bridgewater’s letter a few days later with a response encouraging the young innovator to apply in the future. Pichai wrote that he “looks forward to receiving [her] job application when [she is] finished with school” on official Google letterhead.
can I please message you in regards to my daughter Chloe who wrote the letter to Google? Things have gone crazy! pic.twitter.com/w9L3Us9deB
— Andy Bridgewater (@B21DGY) February 19, 2017
Bridgewater proves that children are the gateway to the future. If every child is as proactive as young Chole Bridgewater, then the world better be prepared for the thousands of upcoming innovators. “Children are one-third of our population and all of our future,” and the workforce needs to realize that.