Gina Rudan

Cultural Alchemist

X, the moonshot factory

Creating a culture where people feel safe to try audacious, world-changing ideas while at the same time being humble enough to fail, learn and change.

As X’s Cultural Alchemist, Gina is responsible for leading Culture and Diversity for Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory. Prior to joining X, Gina was a Senior Diversity Manager at Google, where she led innovative diversity programs including designing Google’s first Immerse Virtual Reality educational series exploring racial identity. Before Google, she founded her own leadership development training practice, Genuine Insights Inc. and wrote the best selling book Practical Genius, In 2016 she was an Aspen Fellow and also served on the Generation Listen Advisory Board for National Public Radio. In 2015, she was appointed to be the Chief Inspiration Officer for the Entrepreneurial  Barbie by Mattel Inc. and in 2014 the National Association of Women’s Business Owners awarded her with their Hall of Fame award. Gina has a BA in English Literature from Binghamton University and is a National Urban Fellow holding a MPA from Baruch College. She lives in San Carlos with her son and is a happy vegan

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