Sherika Ekpo

Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Google

Howard University, B.B.A.
University of Maryland Smith Business School, M.B.A.

Sherika Ekpo (she/her), a native of the D.C. Metropolitan area, joined Google in 2019 as the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead for the Artificial Intelligence, Research, and Health product areas. Prior to Google, Sherika served as the Head of People Operations at the United States Digital Service (USDS) and the Director of Talent Acquisition at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Sherika has over 15 years of experience and a diverse set of skills in recruiting, data analysis, diversity and inclusion and public policy. She has worked in both the public and private sectors with enterprises such as J.P. MorganChase, General Electric, and the Department of Homeland Security, just to name a few. Sherika received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Bachelors of Business Administration from Howard University. Outside of her professional experiences, Sherika enjoys dancing, traveling, and has a new passion for exploring nature since moving to Silicon Valley. She is the proud mother of three and resides in Santa Clara, California with her husband and kids.


What are you most proud of in your work or life?

Being a Mom of three beautiful children.


What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Community service– mentoring young ladies; group dance classes


Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

“Lifting as we climb”- Mary Church Terrell


Favorite snack food?

chips and cinnamon candy

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