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March 17, 2020
Author: Amaris Jones

SAN FRANCISCO (March 17, 2020) – The San Francisco-based nonprofit Career Girls announced today the appointment of Rachael Esperanza, Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) Business Partner at Google, and Andrea Schulz, Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, to its Board of Directors.

"Career Girls aims to give all girls from around the world, regardless of their background, the resources they need to be successful professionally and in life," said Linda Calhoun, Career Girls Founder and Executive Producer. "To deliver on that mission, we need a team of passionate people with diverse experiences and expertise. Rachael and Andrea are leaders in their fields. We're honored to have them on our Board."

Rachael has worked at Google since 2006. In her current role, she connects businesses under Google's parent company, Alphabet, with Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWs) to enable strategic real estate decisions that empower businesses to thrive. She's also a seasoned Team Development Consultant and Career Guru with expertise in developing high-performing teams and coaching individuals to grow into effective leaders.

“Career Girls empowers a pipeline of young women to enter and thrive in the workforce, which really aligns with my values,” said Rachael. “I have a lot of experience in mentorship and offering career guidance, and look forward to working with Career Girls to crack the code on getting more girls interested in STEM and helping to grow the organization’s reach and impact.”

Andrea is a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP - a global professional services firm - in the audit practice. She started her career as a financial statement auditor in Seattle. She then moved to Bangalore, India for a year where she managed KPMG's shared services center before arriving in the Bay Area in 2011. Her clients range from startup companies that are pursuing initial public offerings to established, publicly-traded, multinational technology companies.

"Through my travels, I've observed the opportunity gap for women worldwide," said Andrea. "I'm thrilled to have the chance to help empower girls and women everywhere with knowledge sharing and mentoring through Career Girls."

Other Career Girls Board of Directors include Jason Ambrose, VP of Strategic Business Transformation at Anaplan; Christine Hoefliger, Partner at Sheppard Mullin; Kate Scott-Dawkins, Business Strategy Director at Essence; and Beverly Thompson, Senior Scientist at Leidos (formerly SAIC).

Career Girls® is a free, non-commercial, online platform that features more than 12,000 short video clips of 700 diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance and dream big about their futures. Launched in 1996, Career Girls is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.