Ilona has studied, lived and worked in the US, FR, IRL and CZ. Having majored in English, economics, management and international business, she started her professional career working for Google in the European HQ in Dublin more than 13 years ago and later relocated to Prague. She has worked on biz development with Google's largest partners and clients in CEE as well as globally, driving their growth via digital transformation. In 2014, she founded the first ever CZ/SK ERG chapter - Women@Google, which has been empowering women internally and externally till today. At present, Ilona is a member of Google DEI steering committee and a Families@ local lead, as well as an avid champion of Google culture.