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Journalism in a Time of Disruption 
SABEW’s 56th annual Spring conference will explore the many challenges – and opportunities – our industry faces today. Through skills session, keynotes and networking, we’ll help reporters and news managers do their jobs better and make sense of what’s happening in our industry. We look forward to seeing you at ASU’s casual campus setting in sunny Phoenix where you’ll get a chance to connect with colleagues old and new and ensure that business journalism continues to thrive.

Register for SABEW19. Follow @SABEW on Twitter, #SABEW2019

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Renee McGivern or call 651-210-0911.
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Tekedra Mawakana

Waymo
Chief external officer
Tekedra N. Mawakana is the Chief External Officer (CXO) at Waymo — formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project. In this role, Tekedra leads Waymo’s external engagement organization, overseeing the teams responsible for public policy and government relations, public affairs, communications, marketing, and social initiatives/CSR. She is responsible for setting the strategic vision for optimal alignment and impact with critical external stakeholders as Waymo advances its efforts to commercialize its autonomous vehicle technology.  She joined Waymo in 2017 as Global Head of Policy, bringing over two decades of experience leading global policy, legal and regulatory teams, and managing strategic outreach and communications at technology companies facing complex, high-profile issues, including eBay, Yahoo, AOL and Startec. She started her career at the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP.  Tekedra has earned a reputation as a trusted and reliable industry leader. She currently serves on the Consumer Technology Association's Board of Industry Leaders. In August 2016, she was recognized as a Visionary Leader by ALM and InsideCounsel. In May 2015, she was recognized by the Washingtonian magazine as a Tech Titan -- top 100 tech influencer. 
Tekedra received her JD from Columbia Law School and her BA from Trinity College. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son. 
 

My Speaker Sessions

Friday, May 17
 

1:30pm MST