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Diversity and Inclusion

People of Microsoft Asia

Our mission is deeply inclusive: empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We play an active role in creating inclusive environments where people of diverse backgrounds are excited to bring all of who they are and do their best work. We reach out, connect with, and help build diverse communities. Here are some of our stories:

Kenny Singh: Building strength and powering through

Kenny Singh is a powerlifter – not just in his day job where he helps protect the data and privacy of millions of Australians, but also in his suburban garage where he’s just deadlifted 170 kilograms. At first, Singh seems like a mild-mannered character. But chat with him for a while about his life, and it becomes clear that he’s very much into achieving and winning. Much of what drives him has to do with loss. After his fading eyesight ended his dreams of being a doctor, Kenny Singh embraced the tech world. Read how he is now a champion for accessibility.

Dan Te Whenua Walker: Walking in two worlds

At just 40, Dan holds two master’s degrees, serves on multiple boards and charitable trusts, and is now a rising star within Microsoft New Zealand. He is a 21st-century achiever. But for him, the starting point of his personal journey dates back 600 years ago when his ancestors made a legendary ocean voyage. Read how he is tapping his Māori heritage and values in life and business.

Rohini Srivasthi: Technical curiosity with a philosophical bent

Rohini was a sixth-grader when she saw a computer for the first time. “I was little, and it was big,” she recalls. “It was programmed using old-style punch cards. It was nothing like the PCs of today, but I was fascinated.” Now as National Technology Officer at Microsoft India, she is on a mission to empower a new generation for the digital age. Read our interview.

More stories of diversity and inclusion

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Increasing employability for people with disabilities in Asia Pacific Find out how.

Empowered seniors stay connected with technology’s help Read more.

In India, a school is going virtual in the village Find out more.

Seven ways to be more inclusive of people with disabilities Read more

Diversity and cybercrime: solving puzzles, stopping bad guys Read more

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Creating an AI future with possibilities for all Find out how

A non-profit empowers marginalized communities in rural India Read on

Changing the lives of children with learning disabilities Read more

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Upskilling and closing the digital literacy gap in Indonesia Find out how

Video: How to talk tech in te reo Māori, the language of Aotearoa New Zealand

Video: Inspiring young women to pursue careers in STEM