NEW_Giusy for Retail & CPG Summit

July 20, 2021

Video Transcript

Speaker: Giusy Buonfantino, Vice President CPG Industry Solutions , Google Cloud

Please introduce yourself and what you do for Google.

Giusy Buonfantino: My name is Giusy Buonfantino, I lead the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Solutions team at Google Cloud.

How has allyship impacted your career? What advice would you give to other leaders about how to show up as an ally?

Giusy Buonfantino: It is very important to listen what marginalized people have to say. It's all about what they're feeling. It's not about me. It's also very important to educate yourself. Don't let my marginalized people educate you. There's plenty of books, social media articles you can use, you can also educate others and be compassionate. Also allow yourself to make mistakes but don't get defensive in case somebody calls you out. Try to understand and know how to apologize. Lastly invest. Leaders can invest in local courses that will make a difference. This has been a generational thing, but we can still change it. One step at a time.

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