Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Equity and inclusion expert.

RADAR THINKER

Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024.

FAST FACT

Volunteer at Black Angel Group, supporting ethical, high-growth technology companies.

FAST FACT

Founding member of Level, a multiracial network of women addressing the racial wealth gap.

Ideas

Stephanie works to develop and scale programs for women of colour and influence policies for parents and caregivers to be inclusive and equitable for the communities they are intended to serve. At Google, where sheheads up the firm’s global inclusion programs for women of colour, she applies her affinity for investing in the growth and success of women by intentionally building community in settings where it may not occur organically. She has created women of colour summits, including the State of Black Women @Google Summit and Collective, a global initiative designed for black women Googlers that creates dedicated space for community, conversation, and connection. 

Bio

Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google, Stephanie graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, with a B.E. in electrical engineering. After working in infrastructure engineering at Lehman Brothers she transitioned into the digital media industry, spending the next 10 years working on big data, forecasting, and inventory management for Forbes Media, FOX News Digital, and NBC News Digital. Stephanie is the founder of Mother AI, a weekly AI learning journey series designed specifically for working parents and caregivers, and Parenting Backwards, which creates spaces and experiences for parents to develop parenting skills in the same way they develop their personal and professional skills.

Content

Women Who Are Making Work Better For Women’ (with Myra Orndoff, Becky Guenther, Harvard Business Review podcast, July 2023); ‘Supporting Women of Color at Work’ (VEST Her Podcast, February 2022); ‘Parenting on Purpose’ (Conversations at Basecamp podcast, October 2020); ‘Building Belonging Through Community’ (with Keke Palmer, Talks at Google, March 2023); ‘Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms’ (with Antoinette Clarke, Tricia Clarke-Stone, Talks at Google, March 2020; ‘WACO: Where Art Can Occur’ (with Tina Knowles-Lawson, Richard Lawson, Talks at Google, February 2020).

NATIONALITY: Native New Yorker of Caribbean heritage

Media picks

Verdict

“The power of community is a core tenet of Thinkers50. Stephanie harnesses this power to unlock women’s potential and create inclusive, equitable places of work.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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