Monica Marquez currently serves as the Global Lead of Client Advisory/Community Advocates for the Googler Diversity and Inclusion Lab. The Google D&I Lab 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. Before joining EY, Monica was a SVP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the Global Banking and Markets Leadership Development team within Global Human Resources.
Monica has also served as the head of Americas Campus Diversity Recruiting at Goldman 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.
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 spending time with her partner Nikki, as well as, running, hiking, spinning, or doing acrobatic aerial silks.