Rachel Spivey

Director of Retention & Progression (Stay & Thrive) Team


Rachel Spivey has worked at Google for the last fourteen years, promoting various dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion. She has the unique experience of starting at the entry level at Google and rising into the leadership ranks. As Director of the Stay and Thrive, Minority Serving Institution Strategy, and Belonging teams, she champions underrepresented talent pipelines. Her team drives employee retention, progression, and belonging, strategically focused on supporting our partnerships with minority-serving institutions. Previously, she held the role of Internal Community Advocate where she served as a Diversity Team liaison between the Black and Hispanic Employee Resource Groups. During her time at Google, she has also worked as the Project Manager for Google’s race initiatives, helped launch a diversity engagement platf orm and continues to advocate to increase our investment in HBCUs. The highlight of her career has been elevating Google’s racial justice agenda by organizing a Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin, Day of Support for the victims of Charleston shooting and vigils for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Rachel graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Hampton University.