Katie Harris

Google, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Biography

Katie is a leader and change-maker who currently works as an Associate Product Marketing Manager for Grow with Google, a team that helps millions of Americans develop skills to find jobs, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. There, Katie has worked with Black-led organizations to help up-skill thousands of Black women job-seekers, and now partners across Marketing, PR, and Policy teams to develop Google’s annual Economic Impact Report, which features diverse stories of businesses that are growing with the help of Google tools.

As a first-generation college student, Katie saw first-hand how inequitable access to education can hinder one’s professional outcomes and sought every opportunity to rectify these injustices at Vanderbilt, her undergraduate institution. In response to a perceived disparity in access to resources, Katie founded “Peabody Bridges” – a student organization designed to “bridge” the gap in access between minority and non-minority students.

Through internship experiences with Teach for America, the House of Representatives, and, ultimately, Google, Katie developed a passion for the intersection of tech, education, and entertainment: three industries that have a disproportionate impact on shaping culture and amplifying opportunity for people of color. Outside of her work at Google, Katie is passionate about empowering the next generation of women leaders. She is Co-Founder and CEO of Building Opportunities in Support of Sisters, a nonprofit organization that provides professional development to young women in her hometown.