Former Director, Executive Recruiting
Dedicated to helping leaders create the conscious workplace for tomorrow, Ginny Clarke has advised at the highest levels of corporate America for decades. A proven expert in driving diverse leadership, she is the former director of executive recruiting at Google, where she led the company’s diversity, non-tech recruiting and leadership internal mobility teams. She also built a scaled internal mobility program for Google’s senior leaders to advance within the organization and designed much of the infrastructure that supports its executive recruiting function today. In speeches,
Ms. Clarke draws on her experience inside corporate C-suites and boardrooms helping thousands of executives elevate their careers to bring a unique, holistic five-dimensional approach to true leadership. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Ms. Clarke delivers “no-holds-barred” discussions on the root causes that lead to a lack of diversity in organizations, and provides the thoughtful, integrated solutions anyone can use to effect change. Prior to Google, she was a partner at Spencer Stuart, the global executive search firm based in Chicago. For 12 years, Ms. Clarke worked in the firm’s financial services and financial officer practices and co-founded and led its global diversity practice.
Drawing upon her breadth and depth of experience, Ms. Clarke wrote the book Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work, providing a framework that empowers individuals to plot and assess their professional competencies and strategically navigate their careers. After the book was published, she ran her own executive search and talent management firm for three years before becoming a senior partner for executive search in the U.S. at Knightsbridge, a Canadian human capital solutions firm. Ms. Clarke started her career in banking at First National Bank of Chicago (now Chase). After a short stint, she spent several years in the real estate investment management business with Jones Lang LaSalle and Prudential Real Estate Investors, where she was responsible for asset management, portfolio management, capital raising and client servicing.