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Self-Driven Women

Building a community of women developing the future of mobility

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Women in Mobility: Opportunities and Challenge

Join our virtual panel discussion with inspiring female leaders to hear about how they began their careers in transportation and mobility, challenges they’ve faced, and the lessons they’ve learned to overcome them.


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Tekedra Mawakana

Tekedra Mawakana

As COO at Waymo, Tekedra oversees business strategy, operations, business development, global public policy, public affairs, marketing, communications, and corporate social responsibility.

Michelle Avary

Michelle Avary

As a leader in automotive technologies, Avary has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the mobility space and has devoted her career in establishing better infrastructures for automotive, autonomous, IoT, and connectivity platforms.

Raquel Urtasun

Raquel is the Head of Uber ATG Toronto, a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision and a co-founder of the Vector Institute for AI.

Tilly Chang

Tilly Chang serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The agency plans, funds and delivers local and regional projects to improve travel choices for residents, commuters, and visitors throughout the city.

Our Discussions

Driving Conversations: Women of Waymo

At Waymo, we are committed to addressing inequality, and we believe listening is a critical first step toward driving positive change. Earlier this year, five Waymonauts sat down to share their thoughts on equity at work, challenging the status quo, and more. This is what they had to say.

Self-Driven Women: Opportunities and Challenges for Women Working in the Mobility Industry

Waymo COO Tekedra Mawakwana moderated a panel discussion with three inspiring female leaders in transportation and mobility as part of our inaugural #SelfDrivenWomen virtual event. In this video, they share their career stories, the challenges they’ve faced, the lessons they’ve learned to overcome them, and answer questions from attendees.