Amid unrest Danielle Brown exits Google as diversity chief, Melonie parker replaces her

Parker has an experience of more than 20 years and joined Google in 2017.


Danielle Brown stepped down as the chief diversity & inclusion officer at Google. The company is going through an unrest related to workplace culture from last year. On 11th April, Brown announced on linkedIn that now she is joining Gusto, an HR payroll and benefits service provider as the Chief people officer.

Melonie Parker who was earlier the global director of diversity, inclusion and equity at Google.

Parker joined Google in 2017 as the director, people operations leading talent strategy and managing a global team of HR professionals in support of the Cloud COO organization and the 24/7 team which includes 7500+ employees across global datacenters; Hardware Operations; Network Operations, Site Reliability Engineering, Supply Chain &Corporate Engineering. Now in two years she has grown to the level of Chief of diversity & inclusion at Google.

Parker comes with an experience of more than 20 years in HR. After doing bachelor’s in mass communications she did her masters in HR from Villanova university. She started her first stint in the corporate world with Lockheed Martin in 1997. At first she was responsible for full life cycle recruiting for technical staffing for experienced professional and college recruitment programs.

She worked with Lockheed Martin for 18 years in various roles such as HR manager, strategic staffing manager and HRBP. She honed her skills in HR working in various roles in staffing, compensation and diversity. She left Lockheed Martin in 2015 serving her last position in the company as the human resource director.

After that she did a small stint of two years at Sandia National Laboratories as the VP – HR and communications before joining Google.

Lately many things have happened at google such as 20,000 employees went on streets to protest against the handling of sexual harassment cases of key executives and employees also wanted equal benefits given to the temporary workforce. Hopefully Parker fulfils her job responsibilities and lead the diversity agenda at google wisely.

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