The 2021 Top 15 Champions of Diversity Make Global DE&I a Reality

Wema Hoover Moves Global DEI Forward at Google

Wema Hoover joined Google as the Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Google in November 2020, bringing years of expertise earned in the diversity space at prestigious companies that include Sanofi, Pfizer and Bristol-Meyers Squibb. She brought a passion for developing and executing global enterprise-wide strategies that drive a more inclusive and equitable culture. Strategies include influencing, partnering, and driving a sustainable impact in engagement, development, and sense of belonging for all Googlers. She leads all efforts focused on equitable people processes, workforce diversity teams serving as Diversity Business Partners, and all ERGS and DEI Councils for Google.

Wema believes that holding honest conversations about DEI is crucial to bringing people across geographies and cultures onboard. At Sanofi, Wema partnered with senior business leaders to achieve sustainability of an inclusive workforce, led the annual people survey, developed partnerships and programs with internal and external impacts, and supported behavioral changes needed to bring cultural transformation. She is a frequent speaker at prestigious diversity-focused organizations like the Conference Board.

  • Favorite Quote: “You cannot be what you do not see. Representation Matters.” — Wema Hoover