Director, Google for Work
Shahla Aly flew across the blue skies and landed in North America with a suitcase full of saris, a freshly-minted MBA degree from the University of Karachi, and an enormous amount of confidence.
Fast forward 30 years, Shahla’s career has spanned elite Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Microsoft and Google, where she held VP and C-Level roles. Currently Shahla is at Google, leading Global Customer Experience, Google for Work. In Pakistan, Shahla received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Karachi and an MBA from Institute of Business Administration, IBA Karachi.
Shahla is excited to discuss her challenging ascent up the corporate ladder being a South Asian, enabled by a first class education from Pakistan. She will share insights into her success including: courage to take action, passion and a positive mental attitude, ability to differentiate; challenging naysayers; all while staying true to her values. When she’s not busy at Google, Shahla spends time with her two children and her husband. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for OPEN.