Welcome to Day 4 of IWD2021 with Qwiklabs! Driven by Google’s belief that a diversity of perspectives leads to better decision-making and more relevant products, today we’re recognizing some of the amazing women in tech who have proven it’s possible to succeed, and who inspire others. Are you thinking about going into the technology field? Check out Google’s Women Techmakers program for community and resources for women in tech, and keep reading for training resources that will help you learn valuable new skills.
Ivy Ross — Google VP of Design, UX, and Research for Hardware
“We’re all vibrating atoms, and we’re designed to be dynamic and to keep moving.”
Ivy Ross has a background in jewelry design, fashion and the retail industry. She brought in a unique view when it came to designs. She is trained to be sensitive to getting technology out of the way, using technology, rather than thinking technology is a natural benefit in and of itself. Ivy now heads the design efforts for all of Google’s hardware products. Under her purview Google has been successful in launching uniquely designed products like Pixel smartphone, Pixel Slate, Google Home, Google Wifi, and much more.
Interested in learning more about the technology behind the Google Home? Enroll here and learn how to build interactive apps with Google Assistant. Use code 1q-women-44 for 9 Qwiklabs credits and take your first lab free (limited time, code expires in 72 hours).
Jen Fitzpatrick — SVP, Geo/Google Maps
“My parents thought I was crazy taking a job at this tiny little startup that no one had ever heard of”
Jen was a member of the first internship program of Google. She has been in Google for 20 years and has taken up leadership roles for various projects and products along the way like Search, AdWords, News, and Shopping. In 2014 Jen took over Google Maps.
Interested in Google internships? Learn more here. Interested in the technology behind Google Maps? Enroll and learn how to use Google Cloud to manipulate data and create a Google Map. Use code 1q-women-44 for 9 Qwiklabs credits and take your first lab free (limited time, code expires in 72 hours).
Lorraine Twohill — SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Google
“The way I think about marketing — and the way I tend to talk to my team about it — is “knowing the user, knowing the magic, and connecting the two.”
Lorraine Twohill joined Google in 2003 and became the company’s first marketing hire outside the US who was tasked with leading marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2014, Twohill was named Google’s SVP of global marketing, helping launch the company’s first smartphone and first TV ad — which aired during Super Bowl XLIV. In 2018, Lorraine became only the second woman in 25 years to receive the Creative Marketer of the Year award at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. She took Google marketing to the next level.
Think you could produce an amazing Super Bowl ad? Earn the BigQuery for Marketing Analysts badge and learn how large-scale analysis can take your business even further. Use code 1q-women-44 for 9 Qwiklabs credits and take your first lab free (limited time, code expires in 72 hours).
Parisa Tabriz — Director of Engineering, Google Chrome and Chrome OS
“Making security more approachable and diverse is important because we need everyone thinking about it. Not just people, but folks writing policy and law.”
Parisa joined Google in 2007 and by 2015 she was leading a team of 30 hired hackers in Google. Parisa Tabriz is the woman behind Google Chrome. She leads the engineering team responsible for making Chrome — the world’s most used Internet browser — “secure, stable, and useful.” Paris is known as Google’s top secret weapon when it comes to security. The title on her business card reads “Security Princess”
Earn your own Google Cloud security badge. Enroll here and use code 1q-women-44 for 9 Qwiklabs credits and take your first lab free (limited time, code expires in 72 hours).
Susan Wojcicki — CEO, YouTube
“We’ve designed YouTube to be a platform that generates high-quality content and experiences, where people are learning, or laughing, discovering people like them”
Before joining Google, Susan Wojcicki rented her Menlo Park, California garage to co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as an office for the search-engine startup. Susan is Google’s 16th employee and also it’s first marketing manager. She’s now the CEO of YouTube.
Here’s a shoutout to these amazing women, their achievements, and their impact in the tech world!