Gisselle Ruiz

Gisselle has a long history of infusing her passion for recruitment, diversity and inclusion to identify the best talent and provide access and opportunity. A graduate of Clark University in Urban Development and Social Change, she launched her career in college recruitment. As Assistant Director of Admissions at Northeastern University and Worcester State College in Boston, she led the admissions process for multicultural and international students. In these roles she gained global recruitment experience in over 30 countries, all while earning a graduate degree in Policy, Planning, and Administration at Boston University.

In April 2007, she relocated to Los Angeles and transitioned into corporate recruitment as the West Coast Campus Relations Manager for NBC Universal. In 2009, Gisselle joined Creative Artists Agency, the premier entertainment talent and sports agency, where she led the recruitment team which supported all divisions. She was actively involved in the Diversity Strategy Council, the Multicultural Committee, and company wide diversity initiatives.

After 5+ years at CAA, Gisselle transitioned to The Walt Disney Company where she served as the Senior Manager of Enterprise Talent Acquisition and led functional recruitment/talent acquisitions across all 7 segments of the company. In January 2016, Gisselle transitioned to Silicon Valley and joined Google as the Head of Diversity Sourcing in People Operations-leading the charge across the company to increase the representation of diverse technologists globally.

An avid traveler, Gisselle’s bucket list includes traveling to 50 countries and all 7 continents by the age of 50 (currently at 38 countries and 5 continents).