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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Google Cloud

Editor’s note: August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, a day celebrated in the United States to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. This post celebrates this moment in U.S. history and all women globally.

On this day, 101 years ago, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted. This monumental amendment granted women the right to vote and protects U.S. citizens from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. Today, the Google Cloud community celebrates and remembers those who have fought and continue to fight for the voting rights of all people. While this day is officially celebrated in the U.S., we’re taking this time to celebrate all women globally. Women’s Equality Day is an important moment to recognize the powerful women and movements that have paved the way for us while continuing to work to break barriers for the next generation. 

As members of the Google Cloud team, we are passionate about seeking opportunities for women and underrepresented communities to have a voice and strive to reflect the diversity of our users and fellow Googlers in all that we do. We asked members of the Google Cloud team, “What does Women’s Equality Day mean to you?”. The responses were hopeful and passionate, calling for a celebration of the progress made while recognizing that there is still work to be done. The respondents highlighted areas where they are committed to doing the work now and in the future to make sure that equality is a reality for all women. We are inspired by the words of our peers and are honored to share them with you today. 

Alison Wagonfeld, VP Marketing, Google Cloud, thanks all the women before her that fought for our rights and pledges to women around the world that she will fight every day for global equality for women.

Eva Tsai, Director, Marketing Strategy & Operations, Google Cloud, wisely proclaims that we do not have to choose between greatness and diversity. Without diversity, there’s no greatness.

Allison Romano, Director, Digital Experience, Google Cloud, is calling to fix the wage gap to make sure women have pay equality and are treated, valued, and paid equally.

Taylor Sterling, Director of Customer Marketing, Google Workspace, Google Cloud is proud to be a part of a company that shines a light on all opportunities to expand knowledge.

Cynthia Hester, Director, Customer Programs, Google Cloud, is expanding the narrative of this day beyond women getting the right to vote and committed to contributing to making sure that equality is a reality for all women.

Teena Piccione, Managing Director, US, TMEG Industry, asks us to join her as we celebrate today and continue to ensure that we are still shattering that glass ceiling, hacking that glass ceiling and making a difference for the generations to come.

Patricia Hadden, Growth Marketing, Google Workspace, celebrates those women in her life that are symbols of strength in her life from  those who are incredibly well known to our mothers and our grandmothers.

Kristi Berg, Director, Enterprise Customer Demand, reminds us that there are still barriers that keep women from living up to their potential and that the empowerment of girls is key to social, economic and political stability.

Jeana Jorgensen, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Google Cloud, is reminding us of the power of encouragement and urging us to use our words for good and to build up our fellow women.

Kady Dundas, Director of Product Marketing, Google Workspace, Google Cloud, is reflecting on the “journey of our trans sisters…and celebrating with them this year”.

Visit Google’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion site to learn more about Google’s commitment to continuing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything we do. Here you can read our 2021 Annual Diversity Report and check out Google’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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