Lauren Celenza

Lauren is a designer, writer and coach helping tech leaders and orgs worldwide develop inclusive and responsible products and practices. Her work has taken her across six continents and has appeared in Forbes and The Economic Times. Her recent clients include the World Resources InstituteKiva, and Swiggy on projects related to land restoration, financial inclusion, and Internet accessibility. Formerly, Lauren worked as a Design Lead at Google and served as an initial member of the Alphabet Workers Union. She worked to make Google Maps more inclusive for motorbikes, public transportation, and communities new to the Internet, mapping out previously excluded businesses, addresses, languages, and routes across the world. She advocated for changes to Google’s incentive structures and process in an effort to cede power to people with lived experience. Lauren grew up in Ohio during the decline of manufacturing and the rise of tech, witnessing the Internet’s power from a young age.

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