What is a Google Woman? Exactly what is an innovation? We ask these questions in a podcast called Woman of the Week. The podcast focuses on stories about successful women in the industry. One episode features an interview with Andrea McGonigle, the vice-president of engineering and site reliability at Google. She is a Red Jacket award recipient who invented Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to keep workers and families in touch during lockdowns.
The company is trying to increase the visibility of technical women within their company. Google has a secret experimental wing that works on groundbreaking projects, and they wanted to bring in talented women from around the world. To make this happen, they contacted high-profile women around the world to join their company. There was also on-site day care for parents and even a special father-daughter event. The event was attended by both men and women, and the father-daughter interaction was one of the highlights of the conference.
The program also aims to create a community for women in tech. The Women Will program will give women a platform to start and grow their businesses. It will feature business ideas, tutorials, and opportunities for women. Google is also working on a new feature in its Pay app that will help women entrepreneurs highlight their business pages for free. This will help women entrepreneurs reach a wider audience. It’s all part of Google’s open innovation ecosystem.