Global Lead and Retention Strategist, Community Inclusion Programs — Google
Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey spends her day working on the decrease of unhealthy attrition of high attrition risk employees, under the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion arm of Google. As a Retention Strategist, she acts as a coach, advisor, and advocate for underrepresented employees to find satisfaction in their role, feel included at work and have opportunities to develop and grow. Leading up to this work, she co-created the State of Black Women @Google Summit and Collective, an initiative designed for black women Googlers, globally, to have dedicated space for community, conversation, and connection. She also is a lead for the Black Googler Network’s (BGN) Advocacy, Community Service, and Engagement Council. The mission is based on leveraging the time, talent and resources of Black Googlers to go beyond transactional volunteer events and instead build mutually beneficial and deep partnerships with communities of color in the NYC Metro area.
She graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering. After working in infrastructure engineering at Lehman Brothers during and right after college, she transitioned to the digital media industry; spending the next 10 years, working on big data, forecasting and inventory management for media powerhouses Forbes Media, FOX News Digital and NBC News Digital.
Outside of the Googleverse, she is an Advisory Board Member of Per Scholas, a national workforce development program focused on technology careers for individuals in overlooked communities.