Daraiha J. Greene is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships on the Inclusion team at Google. She develops relationships with external organizations, influencers, key opinion formers, and media / entertainment executives to shape community sentiments in service of recruitment, retention and pipeline goals. She also manages the Digital Coaches Program, activating entrepreneurs in residence as influencers to accelerate opportunities for underrepresented communities by expanding the use of Google’s products into their business practices.
Daraiha also strives to positively shift the narrative of computer science through mainstream media as she leads multicultural engagement for the Computer Science in Media initiative at Google, a role she created. Because of her artistic background as a professional dancer and actress, Daraiha began Google’s ‘CS+X’ series, which highlights the intersections between computer science and other artistic industries, including music, dance, fashion, sports, and theatre. She brought Google-funded web series, GODCOMPLX, to fruition, to showcase inclusive portrayals of computer scientists and led a partnership with Campus MovieFest, which yielded 6 computer science-themed shorts targeting various demographics to date.
Daraiha founded Rays of Sunlight, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Los Angeles focused on improving the quality of life for teens through mindfulness and creative expression. She also serves on the board of directors for Kids 4 The Culture, Inc.
She is a recipient of the Holiday Soul Inclusion Influencer Award and has been named to Motivation for Black People’s 2018 Power 28 list.
Daraiha graduated from Dartmouth College with B.A. degrees in Sociology and Theatre. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.