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The Underappreciated Role of Diversity in Google’s Early Success

Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures
In conversation with: Heidi Roizen, Stanford University

Ulu Ventures managing director Miriam Rivera, who joined Google when the company had only 160 employees, highlights the underappreciated role of diversity in its early success. She notes that multilingual hires allowed Google to expand into 80 countries within three years and stresses the incredible value of gender-diverse teams. Her own path, she adds, involved bringing those insights about the importance of multiculturalism and gender diversity into venture capital.