Google Executive Rose Hayes joins National LGBTQ Task Force Board

WASHINGTON, DC, January 11, 2016 — Rose Hayes, Engineering Director in the Research Organization at Google, has been elected to the board of the National LGBTQ Task Force. Bringing leadership in both the private and non-profit sectors to the organization, Hayes will attend her first official meeting as a board member at the upcoming Creating Change Conference in Chicago.

“I am very excited to be joining the National LGBTQ Task Force board. The organization plays an essential role in training the movement and making the movement more cohesive. Without the Task Force, many organizations in the movement would run less smoothly and effectively,” Hayes said.

In her role at Google, Hayes’ most recent work has been focused on the issues at the intersection of privacy and machine intelligence. Prior roles include leading development of Google’s Knowledge Graph, a knowledge base of several billion facts. Hayes joined the board of the Transgender Law Center in 2013 where she served on the Finance and Governance Committees and recently resumed chairing the Governance Committee. Her previous for-profit experience includes fifteen years on Wall Street, much of that on the trading floor on both the technology and business side. She also served on the boards of two private sector tech companies.

Hayes came out as queer in the early 1980s. More recently, she began to understand that she was trans and eventually came out again. She is Jewish and an active member of Sha’ar Zahav, one of the oldest LGBTQ focused synagogues in the country.

No stranger to the National LGBTQ Task Force, Hayes is a Leadership Council Member. She also co-led a workshop on board service skills at the 2014 Creating Change conference.

“We are delighted to have Rose join our board. Her leadership across the sectors will be vital in advancing the progress we have made in the quest for freedom, justice and equality for all LGBTQ people and their families. We look forward to Rose’s insight and innovation as we work to deliver more positive change,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.


Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director