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Tekedra Mawakana      

Chief Operating Officer at Waymo; Former Chairman of the Internet Association Board

Tekedra Mawakana, co-CEO of Waymo, Google's $30 billion self-driving unit, is a trailblazer in the tech industry with a sterling track record of leading and advising consumer tech companies. Her diverse and expansive career has seen her in the driving seat at an array of industry giants, such as AOL, eBay, and Yahoo. In her roles, she has been instrumental in formulating company strategy with a focus on commercialization and wide adoption of advanced technologies. Tekedra's expertise in navigating complex, high-profile issues has been honed over two decades, earning her a place among Washington's top tech leaders.

With a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, Tekedra's legal acumen and business savvy have seen her serve on numerous boards, including the Consumer Technology Association, the Global Network Initiative, Boom Supersonic, Operator Collective, and Intuit. Her influence extends to the automotive industry, where she has been recognized as one of the "100 leading women" by Automotive News in 2020. Additionally, high-profile publications such as Business Insider, Axios, Fortune, The Post, and Courier have acknowledged her contribution to the tech world.

Tekedra's commitment to social impact is evident in her role as an angel investor and an Advisor and LP with the Operator Collective. She has been repeatedly recognized for her leadership and influence, with accolades including being named one of the Top 20 Influential Women in Mobility by Vulog in 2020, and one of the most influential black leaders in corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2020 and 2019. Tekedra's achievements and influence make her a prominent figure in the business world and a testament to her exceptional leadership abilities.

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Waymo's New CEOs: Meet Dmitri Dolgov and Tekedra Mawakana
At Google, Dolgov helped write the company's automated-driving software and became Waymo's CTO in 2016. Now, Dolgov oversees the development of...
Self-driving company Waymo teams up with UPS for package delivery
Waymo chief operating officer Tekedra Mawakana added that the partnership will allow us to continue developing how our Waymo Driver can facilitate pickups.
Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 | TechCrunch
Waymo Chief Operating Officer Tekedra Mawakana is at the center of Waymo's future, from scaling the autonomous vehicle company's commercial deployment ...
Intuit Appoints Tekedra Mawakana, Waymo's Chief Operating Officer ...
(NASDAQ:INTU) today announced it has appointed Tekedra Mawakana to its board of directors. Mawakana is the COO of Waymo LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet, ...
First look inside self-driving taxis as Waymo prepares to launch ...
"We want to build the most experienced driver," said Waymo's chief external officer Tekedra Mawakana. "It's actually taken this 10 million miles over 6 billion ...
14 Powerful Women Reveal Their Superpower at Work—From ...
“Being willing to speak up,” is what Waymo chief external officer Tekedra Mawakana calls her superpower. “It sounds easy, and it's actually really challenging.”.

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