HBCU Q&A with Facebook and Google

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BALTIMORE, MD—For this semester’s Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series, Morgan State University is hosting a moderated panel discussion followed by questions and answers with Facebook’s Maxine Williams and Google’s Yolanda Mangolini.

“The Future of Tech and Your Role in IT”

Wednesday evening in Baltimore, March 29, 2017, at 6:30 PM on campus at Morgan State University.


The Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series was developed to bring the nation’s leading thought leaders from various professional fields of study to Morgan State University. The Series is in keeping with Morgan’s mission of serving as a leading academic resource by providing a platform for thoughtful and provocative discussions that explore the best ideas on issues that are pertinent to our students, our community, and our nation. The lectures will offer the opportunity for Q & A with the featured speakers.

Maxine WilliamsMaxine Williams is the Global Director of Diversity at Facebook. In this role, she and a team of Diversity and Inclusions specialists develop strategies to attract, retain and support the growth of underrepresented people at the company. Maxine’s team works towards increasing the cognitive diversity-different ways of thinking based on people having different backgrounds, experiences and information-of all teams across Facebook. Prior to Facebook, she served as the Director of Diversity for a global law firm. Maxine graduated from Yale University before receiving her law degree with first class honors from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She has worked as an attorney in criminal, civil and industrial courts in both her native Trinidad and in the U.K. at the Privy Council. She has worked with multiple international organizations on development and human rights issues and has had a parallel career as a broadcast journalist and on-air presenter. Maxine is a director on the board of the Massy Group of Companies.

Yolanda MangoliniYolanda Mangolini joined Google in 2006. She currently leads Google’s global Diversity & Inclusion function. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Mangolini was Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy in the Consumer Operations division of Wells Fargo’s Consumer Credit Group. In her role, she acted as the senior strategic advisor for the 1,400 person Servicing Operations business which included Loan Servicing, Customer Service, Collections and Fraud. Her primary responsibilities included managing both the Strategic Planning function for the Servicing business, as well as the Service Quality and Intranet teams.

Ms. Mangolini also worked as a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group in New York where she worked in a wide variety of industries including Retail, High Tech, and Financial Services, and across a broad spectrum of products (including brand strategy, shareholder value management and asset productivity). While at BCG, Yolanda’s case work focused on developing e-commerce, new market entry and organizational effectiveness strategies for companies in the Financial Services and Retail industries.

Before beginning graduate school, she spent two years as a Financial Analyst in the Media, Telecommunications, & Transportation group of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Investment Banking Division.

Ms. Mangolini holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Villanova University’s Honors/Economics program, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

— Source: Morgan State University
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