Leslie Cariani

San Francisco, CA

Leadership recruiter ensuring that extraordinary companies attract and hire extraordinary, diverse leaders

Director, Leadership Recruiting for Technology at Google


Why did you join the Rise Up Leadership Council?

I’ve always been committed to and passionate about promoting and advocating for women, particularly through my profession. A friend introduced me to Rise Up and I immediately knew they were the perfect match for my passion and advocacy. Every interaction I have with the Rise Up staff, Leadership Council and grantees reaffirm my decision.

What is your favorite way to contribute to the Leadership Council?

I love introducing my friends and colleagues to Rise Up and then witnessing, in turn, their amazement and inspiration.

What has been your favorite Leadership Council experience?

Spending time with grantees and hearing their stories. Their devotion to improving their communities and their self-confidence, bravery, and sense of purpose is astonishing.