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Bridgette Sexton

Global Entrepreneurship Manager
Google






Bridgette is a Global Entrepreneurship Manager working to further Google's efforts to empower entrepreneurs around the world. She brings with her a truly global background and a passion for making the impossible happen. Prior to joining Ventures, Bridgette led Google's outreach efforts in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), based out of Ghana. In this role, she built programs that enable software developers, startups and businesses to utilize Google's tools to drive innovation and content generation on the web. Her efforts expanded Google's reach to over 19 countries, training thousands of people while creating sustainable local tech communities. Before moving to Africa, Bridgette was a on the scalable 3rd party sales team focused on non-traditional agencies, based in San Francisco, California.

Prior to joining Google, Bridgette's diverse background spanned jumpstarting a micro-finance organization in Peru, attracting foreign direct investment in the investment promotion Nicaragua, working at Alcoa in the marketing strategy unit and studying in Thailand. Bridgette is an avid runner, a culinary experimenter and a jazz singer.

Bridgette has a bachelors degree in economics, international development and investment from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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