Inclusion is Innovation
Stories behind the innovation
Showing up, authentically
Senior Program Manager Morty Scanlon, often felt unsafe bringing his identity to the forefront. Now, at Microsoft, he’s been given the welcoming and supportive environment that he’s needed to thrive in the workplace. Discover his story of authenticity and advocacy, illustrated by Avalon Nuovo.
Building something better
Ilyas Fakir Mohamed is a Bangalore-based program manager who is passionate about building a better, more diverse developer community. Discover his story, illustrated by artist Mansi Joshi.
This is my sazón
Ivelisse Capellan Heyer is a user experience designer who uses patience and her family to combat her own self-doubt. Follow her journey, illustrated by Sol Cotti.
Everything has a solution
Jose Hernandez is a data scientist who uses the lessons instilled by his parents to find solutions to the challenges around him. Discover his story, illustrated by Sebastian Curi.
Master of messiness
As a mom and a tech leader, Elaine Chang has learned to embrace the chaos and put her “octopus mind” to work in service of innovation, at work and at home. Illustrated by Niege Borges.
What leaders look like
Shrivaths Iyengar worried that coworkers would be reluctant to follow a leader who had disabilities. Instead, he discovered that his experiences made him a stronger, more empathetic manager. Illustrated by Ananya Rao-Middleton.
Experiencing both sides
As a child, Ana Sofia Gonzalez crossed between Juárez, Mexico , and El Paso, Texas, every day to go to school. Learning how to live, communicate, and connect in both cultures has made her a better designer, mentor, and innovator. Discover Ana’s story, illustrated by artist Dai Ruiz.