Inclusion is Innovation: Asian Community
At Microsoft, we believe different perspectives lead to a brighter future. Discover stories of innovation and inspiration from Asian employees and community artists.
Bringing my collective self to problem solving
Cambodian-born American immigrant Sopheak Neak is on a journey to realize his own identity and in doing so, creating safe spaces and resources for his community—inside and outside of Microsoft.
All the lives that have shaped me
First-generation Filipino American Director of Product Marketing Mia Reyes has found a role where her nontraditional career path is not just accepted but celebrated.
From covering my identity to embracing it
Raised by Vietnamese refugees and in nondiverse communities, Director of Customer Success Ngoc Dinh now helps provide a safe, welcoming space for AAPI self-identified colleagues.
Accountable for progress
Responsibility and accountability require action, not just brand promises. We leverage our platform to improve lived experiences at Microsoft and beyond—exercising the same commitment we bring to all we do.
Insights that inform
We are building the infrastructure to better understand and explore identity as a company. We have expanded options for Asian employees in the US to self-identify their backgrounds in further detail, to help us evolve our programs and support.
For Asian employees, representation at the Partner + Executive level is up 2.2 percentage points to 28.4% in 2022 in our core Microsoft business, the highest year-over-year increase since 2018.
Through Code; Without Barriers, we are working in partnership with 13 other companies to close the gap for women across nine Asia Pacific countries in the region’s cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technology sectors.
Microsoft’s Diviner Project brings AI tools to historians studying the oldest form of Chinese language engraved on animal bones—and with it potential for the fields of archeology, linguistics, astronomy, and more.