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Creating an inviting workplace for all genders @ Expedia Group

Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Creating an inviting workplace for all genders @ Expedia Group

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Expedia Group has a different take on gender equity. Want to hear more?

🚀 Attendees were invited to an in-person networking event with a diverse panel of leaders and recruiters from Expedia Group in Gurgaon, India.

❤️ During an invite-only session, attendees got a behind-the-scenes look at how Expedia Group’s Gurgaon office prioritizes inclusion and gender equity, including first-hand stories from current team members. We covered everything from their impressive employee benefits to their culture of belonging… and more.

  • 4:00 PM IST - Check-in and networking
  • 4:45 PM IST - Kick-off & event housekeeping
  • 5:00 PM IST - Welcome address from Rathi Murthy, Chief Technology Officer/ President
  • 5:15 PM IST - Panel discussion + audience Q&A featuring:
  • 5:55 PM IST - Closing remarks
  • 6:00 PM IST - Optional networking session
  • 6:30 PM IST - Event concludes

About Expedia Group: Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™. For more information, visit

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Meet The Speakers

Rathi Murthy
Rathi Murthy
Chief Technology Officer/ President

Rathi Murthy is CTO and President of Expedia Product & Technology, which includes overseeing the company’s product and platform strategy. In this role, she focuses on innovating accessible and equitable products, and delivering quality experiences for travelers, partners, and developers. She most recently served as CTO for Verizon Media where she oversaw Verizon Media’s global technology strategy, leading the company’s continued innovations in 5G while also managing the platform technology and infrastructure. Previously, she worked with GAP, Inc and American Express where she was named Top Woman in Cloud Innovation in 2014, and Most Influential Women in Payments in 2015. Rathi has held senior technology leadership roles at some of the world’s best technology companies including eBay, Inc., Yahoo, Sun Microsystems and WebMD. Rathi, holding a Masters in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University, is not only a technology leader but also an Art of Living Teacher dedicated to spreading peace in the community.

Reena Patil
Reena Patil
Senior Vice President, Partner Products

Reena is currently Senior Vice President, Partner Products across all lines of business including hotels, vacation rentals, air, cruise, activities and Ads at Expedia Group. She is a customer-focused product and engineering leader with expertise in digital transformation, cybersecurity, building scalable platforms and monetization of consumer products.

Prior to Expedia, Reena was at Google in Mountain View, CA where she ran a multi-billion-dollar portfolio for Google Maps monetization and Local Ads to help reach local customers and drive in-store sales in the post-pandemic recovery. During her 11 year tenure at Google she led product management across several groups including: building and launching G Suite Enterprise to meet cybersecurity and compliance needs for large companies and being part of the original Google Wallet team and Google’s payments platform. She has also held leadership roles at Motorola and started her career as a software engineer on the Windows team at Microsoft.

She has an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science. Reena cares deeply about causes related to women-in-technology and mentoring at-risk youth. She mentors under-represented groups at Expedia and is an advocate for kids in foster care.

Karen Batzle
Karen Batzle
Vice President, People Partner

Karen is associated with Expedia Group as Vice President People Partner boasting 6-years of tenure. With over 20 years of rich background in Fortune 500 companies like Coinstar, Microsoft and Liberty Mutual, she excels in creating result-driven HR teams. She is recognized for her unique blend of system thinking, situational and data analysis, creative flair, and advanced people skills. Specializing in HR management, program management, team building, and more, she is dedicated to realizing the full potential of HR and fostering a culture of engagement.

Shiyi Pickrell, Ph.D.
Shiyi Pickrell, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Data and AI

Shiyi leads the data product and machine learning function at Expedia Group. Her team mission is to maximize the value of data through actionable insights, and machine learning for EG travelers and partners. Throughout EG's journey to transform into a platform company, her team is building AI services and Data Products with scale, speed, and simplicity. She is an ex-Microsofter, ex-Amazonian. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from University of Southern California and an MBA from University of Washington.