Trailblazing Tech. Former Executive, VP of Inclusive Marketing at Disney & Currently CCO, Essence Ventures

God-is Rivera

Change Management. Culture. Diversity & Inclusion. Innovation. Leadership.

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God-is Rivera

Speaker Bio

Born in the Bronx, NY, God-is has built her digital career holding lead channel strategy roles at global agency iCrossing, and Austin-based T3.

In 2018 God-is joined social media platform Twitter breaking ground on a new internal organization she helped create within the company as their first-ever Global Director of Culture & Community.

In this role, God-is was responsible for better serving and engaging communities on Twitter all around the world through Twitter’s brand marketing, campaigns with partners, and events and experiences. Internally, she drove strategy to make sure that campaigns and programs are connective, inclusive and reflective of the communities Twitter serves. Externally, God-is built on work that develops relationships and programs with community leaders, content partners, influencers, creators, partners and brands. While building the internal organization she has launched the successful and impactful #TwitterVoices program which recognizes and supports voices from historically marginalized communities on the platform.

In 2020 God-is was recognized for her work at Twitter amplifying historically marginalized voices as #28 on the Root 100 Most Influential African-Americans list, and by Fortune Magazine on their esteemed 40 Under 40 list of influential people in the technology category. She was also listed as #6 on the BET 100 Most Influential People in Media & Entertainment, and in 2021 was profiled for her prolific career journey in both print and digital versions of the Spring 2021 issue of lifestyle publication Marie Claire.

God-is resides in the New York City Tri-state area with her husband and daughter.

God-is Rivera Topics
The "Next" Normal: Creating Tomorrow's Workplace, Today!
Culture 101: Creating a Culture of Belonging
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In this provocative, insightful, and game-changing keynote, God-is shares lessons from her personal and professional journey, highlighting the practices and teachings of DEI, leadership, and innovation that your team can embrace immediately.
God-is uses her story to show what’s possible—inspiring leaders to seek out ways to contribute to both positive and sustainable innovation and personal growth amid an ever-changing business climate.

God-is offers valuable insights into creating diverse and inclusive spaces where every stakeholder feels empowered to be their authentic selves.
This keynote offers an actionable roadmap for how we can all become truly multifaceted leaders within our teams—even if that means we might be venturing outside of our comfort zones.

God-is’ sessions are built to lead, motivate, and inspire. Contact Spoken Artists to learn how God’is can craft a talk specifically for your audience.


Words for
God-is Rivera

Danielle Lee, Warner Music Group

“God-is is a master storyteller and a persuasive communicator. She is able to go beyond the data and understand the cultural drivers behind the behaviors and trends. She is so effective at this work that
Twitter created a new position for her and embedded her role in the business. Her ability to transcend and demonstrate real business impact is unique. She broke the mold and other organizations have since followed suit. I believe what makes God-is such an effective communicator is her vulnerability and authenticity. These qualities enable her to build trust and inspire people to follow her.”

Stephanie Paterik, Former Editor-in-Chief at Adweek

“God-is sees things in a way that allows her to carve new paths. Many people look for a well-worn trail, but God-is has a track record of creating her own role and building something new. She’s unafraid to get
into an organization, partner with people, convert them to her mission and tunnel her way to a solution together. I suspect that comes naturally to her, but it’s a unique skillset, and she is worth your weight because this is how she thinks and operates.”

Lou Paskalis, President at MMA Global

“I am such a big fan of God-is, and have seen so much growth in her role at Twitter since she began. To other business leaders, If you aren’t following @GodisRivera you should be, she’s a diverse and valued resource.”


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