Faika Mukendi Jim
Racial Equity Program Manager, Google
Faïka Mukendi is a Finance and Accounting professional in the tech industry, an advocate of the recruitment, retention, and advancement of Blacks, Africans and minorities; with a passion for moving Africa forward.Faïka embarked on her career at The Boeing Company in a Business Rotation Program, delivering in FP&A Sales Finance, contract management of Government aerospace programs, and FinOps in Boeing’s Test and Evaluation where she coached engineers in understanding financials behind airplane programs. She then moved on to The Microsoft Corporation as Finance Manager for the Devices organization, where she delivered business process improvement initiatives for the launch of new devices; she completed her time at Microsoft as an Audit Manager.In 2019, Faïka joined Google as a Senior Accountant, advising on compliance of technical infrastructure inventory on Google’s Global Fixed Assets team, ensuring Google complies with the SEC. Her impact has included designing virtual inventory audits covering ~$4.2B inventory globally.Faïka received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management Studies and an Accounting Certification from the University of Washington, Seattle. She was born in Kinshasa and is of Congolese, Burundian and Rwandan descent; her family immigrated to the United States as refugees when she was 12 years old. The experience fostered a passion for helping others and supporting initiatives to move Africa forward.In efforts to pivot her career towards her passions, Faïka is now working on Google HR’s Strategy & Innovation organization as a Racial Equity Go-to-Market Program Manager, implementing the Racial Equity commitments made by Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, post George Floyd’s killing.Faïka is Co-Lead of the Global Africans at Google employee resource group, supporting efforts to increase Google’s engagement with Africa; she is also a member of the corporate fundraising team for the Congolese Diaspora Impact Summit. In her personal time, Faïka enjoys spending time with friends & family, traveling, being a foodie, style & fashion and staying active with spin and HIIT classes.