Diane Bryant, who served as the COO of Google Cloud, left less than a year after assuming the position due to speculated disagreements with fellow executives.
Diane Bryant was hired as Google Cloud’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2017. In 2018, less than a year after assuming the position, it was announced that she would no longer be part of the Google family. Following her announcement, the company released a statement confirming her departure and added, “We are grateful for the contributions she made while at Google and we wish her the best in her next pursuit.”
However, neither the company nor Bryant have ever stated the reason for her departure. Business insiders that have written about her departure have suggested that she left due to the constant disagreements that she had with her fellow executives, who were reportedly predominantly male. While Bryant has neither confirmed nor denied the claims, she has become an advocate for women in the technology sector since her departure. Currently, she serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairperson of start-up technology company, NovaSignal.