Jill Stracko is the Director of Global Executive and Internal Communications at Uber. She has been with the company since 2017 in various internal comms roles. Previously, Jill has worked at Google in Communications and led Internal Communications for the Business, supporting the SVP of Ads & Commerce and the SVP & Chief Business Officer. In her time at Google, she also supported the Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, as well as a myriad of company-wide and team-wide events and leadership offsites. Before Google, Jill lived in Washington DC for six years where she worked at the White House as the Head of President Barack Obama’s Writing Department, and before that in the United States Senate for then-Senator Joe Biden. She also worked on President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 Presidential Election and Re-election Campaigns.
This episode features an interview with Jill Stracko, Director of Global Executive and Internal Communications at Uber. Jill’s impressive career spans from Washington D.C. all the way to Silicon Valley. Jill led President Barack Obama’s writing team in the White House and once served as Senior Legislative Correspondent to then-Senator Joe Biden. On this episode, Jill sits down with Amanda to discuss her 3 principles of Internal Communications: informing and inspiring, connecting the dots, and exclusivity. They also discuss keeping PR and internal comms aligned and their love of the Oxford Comma.
Jill’s 3 Principles of Internal Communications
Segment: Story Time
How Jill’s team rebranded Uber’s mission statement
Amanda and Jill bond over the Oxford Comma
Segment: Getting Tactical
How to align internal comms with PR
How Jill is keeping employees aligned during remote work
Segment: Asking for a Friend
Biggest challenge IC leaders will face in 5 years