Shani M. Waugh is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Google. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy for the Google Cloud business which consists of more than 40,000 employees worldwide.
Waugh has more than 25 years of progressive human resources experience with Fortune 500 companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, and defense industries. Prior to Google, she led Talent Management for LMI in Tysons, Virginia, where she was responsible for designing and implementing the company’s talent strategy in the areas of employee and leadership development, workforce succession, and inclusion engagement for more than 1700 employees nationwide. For more than a decade, she also worked at Lockheed Martin, where she provided strategic human capital leadership to support business area operations, enterprise diversity and inclusion, and the integration of acquisitions. She has also held human resources roles with Bristol Myers Squibb and Intel Corporation.
Waugh holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. She currently serves on the Cornell University Council where she plays an active role in the engagement of the university’s connection of students, alumni, and faculty. In her local community, Waugh is a Board member of the Patuxent River, MD, chapter of The Links, Inc., which provides transformational programming and services that enrich the quality of life of the residents of Upper Montgomery County. She is also a member of the Montgomery County, MD, chapter of The Society Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Waugh lives in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland, and enjoys traveling with family to beach towns and visits to local theaters and museums.