Radha Narayan joined Google as a software engineer in 2005 from Cornell University, where she received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Philosophy. She has been involved in several projects including the redesign of Google Maps, the infrastructure behind Google Search, and now works on improving the health of Android devices. She has moved across a few roles including program management, people management and product management. She is one of the people behind Google’s first Pride easter eggs, and runs a scholarship at her alma mater for women in engineering. She grew up in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Canada, and is a published author of short fiction. Her first novel came out in May 2018.
She will be speaking about how to drive systemic change without burning out. In the diversity space, there are endless ideas and opinions. How do you synthesize all these ideas into a prioritized plan of action? How do you execute on these ideas despite inertia or resistance? Radha will speak to her experiences driving inclusion and equity by treating culture as a product.