In our fourth Cafecito Podcast episode, we speak with Daisy Auger-Domínguez, a Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Google. Daisy is half Dominican and Puerto Rican. She was born in New York City, raised in the Dominican Republic, moved back to the United States when she was a junior in high school, and is now responsible for integrating diversity and inclusion across Google’s businesses and that of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
Daisy shares what it’s like to work for Google, the framework behind the company’s diversity & inclusion initiatives, and how one could become a diversity & inclusion professional. She also shares tips on how to network effectively, build strong professional relationships, and manage stress to avoid burnout. If you are interested in working in diversity and inclusion, thinking about transitioning careers generally, or trying to find an optimal work/life integration, you will definitely be inspired by what Daisy shares in this episode of the Imelda Foundation’s Cafecito Podcast. Enjoy!
Background Music: “Struggle” by Joel Masacote & Ritmo Masacote. Song composed and arranged by Joel Masacote. Produced by Masacote Entertainment.
Daisy M. Auger-Domínguez
Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Alphabet
Daisy Auger-Domínguez is Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy where she is responsible for integrating diversity and inclusion work across Google’s businesses and providing strategic thought leadership to emerging diversity and inclusion initiatives across the Alphabet companies. Prior to this role, Daisy led Global Diversity Staffing at Google.
Ms. Auger-Domínguez’s career spans 20 years of experience in front-line business, corporate social responsibility, human resources, and leadership roles across finance, media and technology. She is a cross-sector global leader with proven success leading enterprise level change through actionable and inclusive people, culture and social impact practices. Prior to Google, she was Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion at the Disney ABC Television Group where she led talent acquisition and diversity strategies across The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio stations.
Prior to the Disney ABC Television Group, she was Managing Director, Executive Search Initiatives at Time Warner, Inc. where she was responsible for enterprise-wide diversity executive sourcing strategies.
As the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Moody’s Corporation she launched and led the company’s first global diversity and inclusion function and concurrently managed Moody’s recruitment in the Americas. Daisy began her twelve year career at Moody’s as a credit risk analyst covering domestic municipal and global corporate project finance transactions in the transportation sector. As Manager, Philanthropic Programs, she implemented global corporate responsibility initiatives.
A passionate supporter of diversity, inclusion and equity, Ms. Auger-Domínguez has received numerous recognitions for her civic engagement and professional leadership including the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem’s Homecoming Award, Latino Justice/PRLDEF’s Latina Trailblazer, Latino Trend Setter, a New York City Council Community Involvement Award, El Diario La Prensa’s Latinas Destacadas, and Time Warner’s Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award, and in 2002 was selected by the U.S. Embassy of Spain as a Hispanic Leader. She is a 1998 alum of the Coro Fellowship for Leadership in Public Affairs.
A sought after speaker, Daisy has presented or moderated at numerous conferences and forums on diversity and inclusion sponsored by such organizations as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the American Association for Research, the Conference Board, the Paley Center, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and McKinsey.
She serves on the board of directors of the Council of Urban Professionals and as advisor to several service and professional organizations.
Daisy holds an M.P.A. from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU and a B.A. from Bucknell University. Born in New York City to parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent and raised in the Dominican Republic, she now resides in Burlingame, CA with her husband and daughter.
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