As X’s first woman of color Director and Cultural Alchemist, Gina Rudan is responsible for leading Culture and transformation for Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory. Gina was also the head of Diversity at X for 5 years. Prior to joining X, Gina was a Senior Diversity Manager at Google, where she led innovative diversity programs including designing Google's first Immerse Virtual Reality educational series exploring racial identity. Before Google, she founded her own leadership development training practice, Genuine Insights Inc working with Fortune 500 companies on unlocking potential in young talent. She is the best selling author of Practical Genius, and currently studying world religions in divinity school and will graduate as a Interfaith Minister in 2022.
Courage and Creativity: Reflections from a Practical Genius
How do you build a culture that supports radical creativity and outlandish ideas that just might work? Or create an environment that helps people realize their highest potential — and shed their fear of failure? Gina Rudan, Cultural Alchemist at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory, shares how courage and creativity nurture the diversity and culture we need to unlock our inner moonshot-takers.
This talks explores the most important lessons when it comes to unlocking genius while sustaining purpose in work: courage and creativity. Courage is what’s needed to overcome what holds all humans back: fear and creativity is the best vehicle for sustaining purpose and resiliency.
This interactive talk has been designed with the intention and purpose of:
• Inspiring audiences to discover strategies and approaches to move beyond limiting beliefs for both individuals and organizations
• Introducing a whole new paradigm of creativity
• Equipping audiences with a blueprint for innovation
• Sharing best practices in unlocking an organization’s cultural potential
Gina delivers the message by combining the best of practices and techniques born from her 20 year experience as a successful impact leader within the tech industry as well as her experience as a executive coach, entrepreneur and author. The talk is high energy with an experiential format, designed to support participants in experiencing real and actionable personal and professional transformation.