YOUniversity with Annie Jean-Baptiste


Expand Your Market With Design Practices From Google’s Product Inclusion Team featuring Annie Jean-Baptiste

Diversity isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s good for business. Establishing diverse and inclusive organizations is an economic imperative for every industry. Any business that isn’t reaching a diverse market is missing out on enormous revenue potential and the opportunity to build products that suit their users’ core needs.

The economic “why” has been firmly established, but what about the “how?” How can business leaders adapt to our ever-more-diverse world by capturing market share AND building more inclusive products and services for people of color, women, and other underrepresented groups?

Annie Jean-Baptiste, Head of Product Inclusion at Google, has led her team at Google in developing strategies to accomplish all of these things, and during her time with us, she will be sharing many of their best practices.

During this interactive conversation, you will:

  • Discover the questions you should be asking about diversity and inclusion in your products for marketers, user researchers, product managers, and more
  • Understand the research the Product Inclusion team drove to back up their practices
  • Learn the “ABCs of Product Inclusion” to build inclusion into your organization’s culture
  • Leverage the product inclusion suite of tools to get your organization building more inclusively and identifying new opportunities
  • Hear about case studies to see how product inclusion works across industries and learn what doesn’t work.

In addition to learning from one of the top inclusion experts in the world, you will have opportunities to connect with other successful business leaders throughout the event!


Annie Jean-Baptiste is an author, founder of the Equity Army, and the Head of Product Inclusion at Google. She leads Product Inclusion strategy across the company, including consultation, communications, scale, and research, and created the movement three years ago as a way to ensure underrepresented users felt seen throughout the product design process.

Annie is passionate about making the web and Google’s products work for underserved communities while ensuring that Google is a place where everyone shines for their differences. She is responsible for working with Google product teams and senior leaders on the creation and execution of their inclusive design strategy. She formerly created programs related to Diversity talent management and career development within several technical product areas within Google.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers!) with degrees in International Relations & Political Science. She is an avid Boston sports fan & loves to bring her dog Hercules to work. She is currently based in Google’s San Francisco office.



November 18, 2020 4:00 to 6:00 PM ET


This is a virtual event.
This event will NOT be recorded.
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