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Inclusion is Innovation: Black and African American Community

When you're given the space to own your power, you empower those around you. Discover stories of innovation and inspiration from Black and African American Microsoft employees and community artists.

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Accountable for progress

Responsibility and accountability require action, not just promises. We leverage our platform to improve lived experiences at Microsoft and beyond—exercising the same commitment we bring to all we do.

Increasing representation

We are building on our momentum, adding a $150 million investment to strengthen inclusion and double the number of US Black and African American, and Hispanic and Latinx people managers, senior individual contributors, and senior leaders by 2025.

Informing personal action

Inclusion is the result of the actions we take daily. Through the personalized Race and Ethnicity Learning Path, employees can build their knowledge and deepen awareness around critical topics, informing allyship.

Investing in future talent

Building an industry reflective of the world we live in relies on meaningful partnerships. We’ve provided $8 million in funding since 2020 to HBCUs, pairing financial support with direct collaboration on curriculum and recruiting.

Intentional career development

Investing in leadership development has never been more important. We have launched 38 cohorts of our mid-level and senior-level differentiated development programs to date, with further staged cohorts planned for this year and beyond.