For more than a decade, Lauren Legette has remained committed to building products and services that bring the world closer together and gives everyone access to the world’s information. Currently, Lauren serves as Chief of Staff of Global Marketing at Google. In this role, she leads a team that is focused on helping people experience the best of Google’s most notable consumer products, such as Android, Chrome, Google Photos and more. Lauren has previously held digital marketing positions, specializing in product and consumer marketing initiatives at Facebook, Uber, Fast Company and Food Network.
Lauren is passionate about driving gender and racial parity across industries, with a primary focus on tech. She was a founding member of Uber’s Black Employee Resource Group (formerly known as UberHUE), a program lead for Facebook Women in Business Product Marketing, co-lead of Black Women at Facebook, and many more. In 2021, she launched Black Women To Watch, a content platform committed to amplifying the voices and stories of Black women across industries.
In 2015, Lauren was been recognized by ESSENCE Magazine in their 45th Anniversary issue for her dynamic career movements. The article served as an inspiration for women looking to make a career change across industries.
Lauren is an investor to racially inclusive beauty companies (such as Epi.Logic), and a member of the Board of Directors at The Cincinnati Country Day School. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her 4 year old Labradoodle, Bear.
Maybe it was my experience at the Food Network, but I really value a beautiful meal. I love trying new foods—though my all-time favorite cuisine is Vietnamese. Can’t get enough of the spice!
I love to explore Silicon Valley through hikes or go for relaxing runs at a nearby beach. Check him out on Instagram.
I’m inspired by colors, cuisines and scenery from different parts of the world and make sure to carve out time for passport stamps. In the U.S. or abroad, I love to experience new things.
Join my monthly newsletter delivering tips & inspiration to define a career you love!