Karen Zhang

Karen Zhang is a Fintech Lead at Google Cloud, driving digital transformation and VC partnerships. Passionate about diversity, she co-led Women@Google initiatives.
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Karen Zhang is an accomplished professional with a diverse background in the technology sector, particularly within Google Cloud, where she has held multiple roles over the past eight years. Currently, she is the Fintech Lead for the UK and Ireland, where she has been instrumental in managing venture capital partnerships and supporting organizations in their digital transformation efforts. Her previous roles include Account Executive and Field Sales Lead, where she focused on helping organizations adopt innovative technologies and scalable solutions across various industries.

Beyond her core responsibilities at Google, Karen has demonstrated a strong commitment to empowering women in the workplace. She co-led the Women@Google Community Pillar and Connected Women Australia, initiatives aimed at developing and retaining female talent through leadership and learning opportunities. Her efforts included organizing workshops, panel events, and networking opportunities to support women's professional growth and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

In addition to her professional achievements, Karen has actively contributed to the community through her involvement with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Table Tennis Australia. As a founding member of the UTS Young Alumni Committee and President of the UTS Table Tennis Club, she has fostered leadership and engagement among young professionals. Her dedication to extracurricular activities highlights her passion for personal development and her ability to inspire and connect individuals across various platforms.

  • Google, Oct 2022 - Present, Fintech Lead (UKI), Google Cloud
  • Google, Oct 2023 - Present, VC Partnerships
  • Google, Jan 2021 - Oct 2022, Account Executive, Google Cloud
  • Google, Jan 2021 - Oct 2022, Women@ Community Pillar Co-Lead
  • Google, Feb 2020 - Jan 2021, Field Sales Lead | Telecommunications, Media & Gaming for AuNZ, Google Cloud
  • Google, Jan 2020 - Jan 2021, Co-Lead for Connected Women Australia
  • Google, Mar 2019 - Feb 2020, Account Manager | NSW & QLD, Google Cloud
  • Google, Feb 2018 - Mar 2019, Enterprise Development Representative, Google Cloud
  • Google, Apr 2017 - Feb 2018, Sales Development Representative, Google Cloud
  • Google, Jul 2016 - Apr 2017, Sales Development Representative, G Suite
  • University of Technology Sydney, Aug 2023 - Present, Alumni Ambassador
  • Table Tennis Australia, Feb 2020 - Jan 2024, Non-Executive Director
  • UTS Young Alumni, Sep 2019 - Aug 2022, Founding Committee Member
  • UTS Table Tennis Club, Jul 2013 - Sep 2017, Founding President
  • Inter-university Table Tennis Association, Jun 2014 - Aug 2017, Founding Vice President
  • Hong Kong Australia Business Association, Nov 2015 - Jul 2017, Committee Member - Young Professionals Alliance
  • Pitney Bowes, Feb 2016 - Jul 2016, Sales Development
  • CPA Australia, Mar 2014 - Jul 2016, Student Ambassador
  • UTS Business Society, Oct 2014 - Aug 2015, Vice President
  • UTS Business Society, Jan 2014 - Oct 2014, Careers Liaison
  • Grant Thornton Australia, Feb 2014 - Dec 2014, Assurance Cadet
  • UTS: University of Technology, Sydney, Jan 2014 - Jun 2014, ULeader
  • Newspoll, Jan 2014 - Jun 2014, Market Research Interviewer
  • Contact Centres Australia, Feb 2013 - Nov 2013, Tele-fundraiser
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