Tekedra Mawakana is the co-CEO of Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company. She leads the overall company strategy, commercialization, and adoption of Waymo’s cutting-edge autonomous vehicle systems. Mawakana is an expert in building companies in highly regulated sectors, and she has served as a trusted advisor to CEOs managing growth and risk-mitigation strategies. Prior to joining Waymo, she led global teams across five continents at eBay, Yahoo, AOL and Startec. She has been recognized by Automotive News in 2020 as among the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto industry, “Top 20 in 2020 Influential Women in Mobility” by Vulog, and as one of the most influential black leaders in corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2020 and 2019.