August 31, 2023

Google’s Chief Diversity Officer Joins Kanarys Board to Drive Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Innovation

Melonie D. Parker

Melonie D. Parker, Google’s Chief Diversity Officer, has been appointed to Kanarys, Inc., Board of Directors.

Google’s Chief Diversity Officer, Melonie D. Parker 

As Google’s CDO for over four years, Parker aims for innovative change and advances Google’s employee engagement strategy across Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

With years of experience in similar roles, Parker was Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Sandia National Laboratories and became the first Blak woman to serve.

She also spent eighteen years at Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace, arms, defence, information security, and technology corporation. 

“With her expertise in leveraging data to propel Google’s employee engagement strategy within DEIB, Melonie Parker brings invaluable experience and knowledge to our team,” said Mary Price, co-founder and CEO at Kanarys.

Kanarys, Inc.

Kanarys, Inc. is a tech company focused solely on providing organisations with the tools to create long-term, systemic change around DEIB challenges.

They empower organizations to build more equitable workplaces through a data-driven approach and transform DEI work with technology.

In just five years, Kanarys has been used by notable companies such as Yum! Brands, Silicon Labs, the Chuck E. Cheese Corporation, 7-Eleven, Neiman Marcus, and several other Fortune 500 companies.

The organization has also established strategic partnerships with leading national advocacy groups, including INROADS, Prospanica, and the National Urban League.

Now joining Kanary’s Board of Directors, Parker  said, “I look forward to working with Kanarys to drive DEIB impact across industries on a global scale.”

“With data being key to sustaining DEIB progress and commitment, Kanarys has set the standard in creating measurable DEIB solutions by harnessing its data-driven approach to building a more equitable future for all workplaces.”

Despite Black women receiving less than 1% of venture capital funding, Price has raised more than $10.5 million in venture capital funding to help companies advance and measure DEIB within their organizations.

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.