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Candice Morgan      

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Google Ventures

Candice Morgan is the first executive appointed to lead equity, diversity and inclusion in venture capital as Partner at GV (Google Ventures). Deeply experienced in transforming organizational culture and designing the workplaces of the future, Candice has dedicated her career to inspiring companies to attract and grow talent and customer markets of the coming generations.

As Partner at GV, Candice reports to CEO David Krane has guided the firm to build an equitable recruitment and talent development strategy alongside the highest annual growth in the fund’s history, as well as multimillion dollar partnerships with equity-focused organizations and other firms across the venture capital ecosystem. Candice also works closely with the investing team to increase the diversity of the entrepreneurs GV funds; in her first year GV increased the underrepresented founders that received funding by over 50%, resulting in more than $250M deployed to cutting-edge companies led by women and ethnic minorities bringing their technology to global consumers. She has personally advised dozens of GV startup CEOs and executives on talent and customer engagement as well as recruiting diverse board members.

Prior to her recruitment to GV, Candice was the first ever head of diversity at Pinterest - one of the first in a high growth, private startup - where she became a prominent thought leader in transforming tech workplaces. She joined the HR leadership team over four years as the company transformed to a public company with over 300 million global users and as employees increased 6x. Candice led the strategy to increase underrepresented talent from <3% to 10%while also driving a novel inclusive product management strategy to increase diverse content and connect and grow underrepresented users and influencers on the platform. Before moving to the tech industry, Candice was a management consultant at Catalyst – a leading consulting and research firm on women in leadership – advising CEO and leadership teams at dozens of Fortune 500 companies based in the U.S. and Europe. Her clients include RBC (Canada), Deutsche Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Nestlé (Switzerland).

Candice’s skills in organizational change management, inclusive products and services, market growth, managing talent risk, and effective ESG strategies has led to honors including Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, The Root’s Most Influential African Americans (2017), International House’s Young Leadership Award, and her alma mater Carnegie Mellon University’s first “Tartans on the Rise” list (2022). A board director for Women Who Code and Steering Committee member of BLCK VC, Candice is a frequent speaker, advisor, and is published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and GV’s newsroom among others.

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