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Global Director @ Google | Champion of Human Impact | Advocate for Individuality in Leadership

Bernita Jamison

As a Global Leader and Champion of Human Impact, Bernita Jamison is shaping a better world by leveraging innovative strategies that prioritize people and empower individuality in leadership. 

Currently, as the Global Director of Employee Relations at Google, Jamison navigates the complex landscape of employee relations, policy development, and conflict resolution while catalyzing a sense of belonging and fostering collective impact for over 170,000 multinational employees. This role holds immense relevance to her mission, as every decision she makes stems from her relentless pursuit of prioritizing human implications and uncovering human potential as they lead critical actions, decisions, and solutions.

Jamison’s work dovetails seamlessly with her goals, reflecting her belief in the inherent potential within human imperfections. The cornerstone of her approach lies in her ability to lead cross-functional teams with empathy and inspire actions that contribute to humanity’s betterment. Her advocacy for unique viewpoints and collaboration echoes her commitment to nurturing acceptance and shared understanding.

By empowering individuality in leadership, Jamison envisions a paradigm shift towards a more equitable world. She propounds the concept that leaders, as cultural influencers and pathfinders, hold the potential to unlock untapped impact and dismantle the standardized leadership model, thus creating a ripple effect of positive change.

Throughout her impressive tenure at Google, Jamison’s roles as an HR Business Partner Manager for YouTube’s Business and Operations, and as a People Programs Manager, have shaped her expertise in enhancing the efficiency of the workforce and fostering a dynamic work environment. Prior to Google, her time at Agilent Technologies and HP fortified her acumen in building powerful teams dedicated to innovation and global progress.

Equipped with a BA in Human Relations from Golden Gate University, Jamison’s educational foundation has played an integral role in shaping her as a compassionate and effective leader. Her approach, infused with her belief in the power of human potential and her desire to lead with intention, resonates throughout her career.

Jamison is the epitome of transformative leadership. Her experience, insight, and determination position her uniquely to champion the cause of individuality and human impact. As she embarks on the journey ahead, one can expect her to continue reshaping leadership paradigms, empowering individuals, and catalyzing change for the betterment of all.

Global Technology Brand Strategist | Advocate for Diverse & Inclusive Futures | Advisor & Speaker

Bernita Jamison

Susan Betts is a renowned Technology Brand Strategist with more than twenty years of executive leadership experience at prestigious tech powerhouses such as Google and Microsoft. Her expertise in marketing, branding, and communications has contributed to meaningful connections with worldwide audiences and impactful thought leadership at key global forums.

As the Director of Brand Strategy and Management at Google’s Brand Studio, she led the alignment of the entire Google brand portfolio during her 4-year tenure. Advocating for inclusivity and social innovation, Betts ensured Google’s identity was consistently represented in marketing efforts across the Google product suite, positioning the global technology company as a platform that fosters diversity, progress, and impact.

Recognized for her expertise in strategic communications, interactive storytelling, and creative connection, Betts is advising emerging businesses as a member of Columbia University’s Strategic Communications Advisory Board and has served as a lead speaker at global events from from Las Vegas to São Paulo.

Her passionate advocacy for combining profits with principles has marked her role as panel curator at Brand2Global and keynote speaker at industry conferences. She has also been a guest lecturer at distinguished Brazilian business schools, reflecting her dedication to shaping the future of brand strategy through education and innovation.

On a mission to bridge the gap between technology and humanity, she promotes user-centric brand experiences that improve society while sparking connections between people and life-enhancing products and services.

As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Brand Strategy, Betts led branding for the entire product ecosystem while expanding upon brand architecture as major acquisitions were streamlined. With a customer-centric approach, she reshaped her team to unify as a brand-centric group and advanced perspectives across departments by introducing company-wide storytelling forums, mentoring female peers, and serving on the Diversity & Inclusion Council.

The first decade of her career was spent at FutureBrand and Edelman Significa, where Betts managed cross-functional teams comprising consulting, design, production, legal, and finance to deliver breakthrough branding solutions for clients across a variety of industries.

Originally from Brazil, she brings a multicultural perspective to her work and leadership, something she fostered during her academic journey at Fundação Getulio Vargas. Betts completed both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Business Administration at this prestigious institution.

Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French, Betts champions global brand propositions that promote equality, demonstrating her belief in the democratizing potential of technology and branding. In addition to her contributions to organizations like Special Olympics and Sequence, she is a bold advocate for women and a proud partner to her wife, Silvia.

Betts believes in the transformative power of brands. Her actions echo her belief in technology as a catalyst for societal progress. As she moves forward, she continues to spark connections, foster understanding, and lead the charge toward a more inclusive and empathetic world. With her at the helm, the future of brands is promising, guiding us toward a world ripe with understanding, inclusion, and progress.

Creating space for individuality to shape the future of leadership.

Leading Expertise:

  • Why we must move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership

  • Why diverse leadership is more than just ‘blazing the trail’, it’s creating culture too

  • Why human implications must be prioritized in organizational growth

  • How to unlock inherent potential that lies within human imperfections

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