Monica Marquez currently serves as the Global Head of Community Advisory for the Community & Business Inclusion pod at Google. The Google Community & Business Inclusion team envisions a Google where every Googler plays a role in fostering a fair and inclusive culture within the organization and beyond Google's walls.
Prior to joining Google, Monica served as the West Region Inclusiveness & Flexibility Leader at Ernst & Young. In that role, she helped leaders shape culture, organizations, teams and talent through diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. Additionally, she was a SVP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the Global Banking and Markets Leadership Development team.
Also shaping her career and experience, Monica served as the head of Americas Campus Diversity Recruiting during her tenure at Goldmans Sachs. In this role she managed the firm’s diversity recruiting efforts and maintained oversight of strategic partnerships with external organizations to attract diverse undergraduate and MBA applicants into the firm’s analyst and associate programs. In addition, over her career at GS, Monica held various roles in the areas of diversity and inclusion, lateral diversity recruiting, and talent management. She supported various divisions and regional offices to help drive the firm’s diversity focused initiatives. She also served as an advisor to multiple firmwide affinity networks providing guidance and the facilitation of key diversity priorities into network business plans and objectives.
One of Monica’s proudest accomplishments to date was the opportunity to create, develop and implement the ongoing Goldman Sachs New Directions® and the Returnship® programs which focus on the firms on-ramping initiatives for individuals who are re-entering the workforce. She is proud to report that the program is still going strong and serves as a vital pipeline for the organization.
Monica is active in a variety of diversity focused non-profits and currently serves on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Board, the Corporate Advisory Board for the Texas Tech Career Services Center and the NAFOA Education Advisory Board.
Monica earned a BS in Biology and a M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Student Development Theory from Texas Tech University.
In addition to her professional and academic achievements, Monica is also an accomplished singer and a former morning radio show host. And in her spare time, you will find her running, hiking, spinning or doing acrobatic aerial silks.