Dr. Frances-Victoria Olajide is an educator, organizational strategist and leadership coach with over a decade of experience supporting leaders and teams with realizing their full potential. As a diversity and inclusion expert and leadership coach, she started her own consulting firm, partnered with organizations and used her knowledge of adult development, theories, racial and leadership frameworks to help diverse teams do their best work, navigate conflict and overcome crisis.
Frances completed her doctorate in Education Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The experience offered a unique program designed for practitioners which provides students the opportunity to design their own course of study at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School. Dr. Olajide’s capstone focused on the role of non profit organizations in advancing equity and social justice in society. Her journey at Harvard led to her career in diversity, inclusion and organizational development. Today, Frances works as Diversity Manager at Google in People Operations (that’s what Google calls HR). In her work at Google, Frances focuses on helping every Googler learn and practice behaviors and skills required to make Google’s culture inclusive and generative for everyone, especially Googlers who are members of communities historically excluded from the tech industry. She lives in Harlem with her wife and their chiweenie, Godiva.