Arielle Gross Samuels
Head of Global Business Strategy and Engagement, Facebook
Arielle Gross Samuels is the Head of Global Business Strategy and Engagement at Facebook. She leads a team on Global Business Marketing that builds initiatives and strategic partnerships focused on social good and business equality, in service of 180M+ businesses around the world. At Facebook since 2013, she has held a number of roles at the company, including most recently serving as the Business Lead for Global Business Marketing and Creative, running the business of the global organization, and serving as a strategic advisor to the VP of Global Business Marketing and Chief Creative Officer of Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Samuels did Engineering and Construction Consulting at Deloitte. Accolades include being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing and Advertising, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, Board Member of the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, Adweek Executive Mentor, Representative on the United Nations Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, Lead of Facebook Women New York, Founding Member of Chief, and Advisor for #BuiltByGirls. Samuels holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she founded the Arielle Gross Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund to accelerate the diversity of engineering students.