As Global Events Lead for Google, Ghebremicael helps web and app developers use Google products. She’s also a digital community organizer supporting and mobilizing Black Googlers with an emphasis on Black women.
“The core of all my work is really about solving for the gaps—the gaps in access, opportunity, and support.” says Bserat Ghebremicael.
Ghebremicael founded the BRAVE Summit (April 2016-present), which focuses on celebrating black women and recognizing their work, connecting so many incredible leaders across the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas together for a dynamic event. This brought over 300 people from both the DC and Georgetown community to celebrate black womanhood. She was also a co-founder for the Ignite the Dream Summit (April 2015), which focused on race and socioeconomic status, both at the national and local level.
From Philly to Las Vegas to the Bay Area, Bserat Ghebremicael has moved all around the country experiencing different communities, learning she gets bored of routine, and being optimistic in the face of changes and challenges. After graduating from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2017, Ghebremicael has gone on to work at Google, now in the middle of a transition from a global events lead role to a role more directly accelerating and growing small app businesses. At Google, she is a co-lead for the South Bay chapter of the Black Googler Network and has led initiatives ranging from fundraising $350K+ for Black-led nonprofit organizations to highlighting stories of the incredible Black women that make up our company. Outside of work, she loves good wine, good travel, good ideas and good, critical articles. The excitement for new ideas has recently led her to work supporting the people and economic development of Tigray, currently a region in northern Ethiopia.
When asked to describe her dream job, Ghebremicael said, “I definitely want to build my own company where I can merge innovation, technology and social justice together. Ultimately, I want to be disruptive in everything I do: bringing change and nontraditional means of thinking.”