My true self, my way
Principal Service Engineering Manager Telmo Sampaio learned the strength of embracing differences early in life. Today, they’re empowering engineers to bring their diverse backgrounds, cultural values, and ideas into the workplace.
Embracing the unplanned path
Senior Product Manager Elva Fernandez Sanchez has confronted financial challenges, language barriers, and career shifts. She now uses her voice to shape the future of Microsoft’s products and bring about meaningful change in her community.
Bring yourself to work
Rodrigo grew up undocumented and felt like he lived in the shadows. When he joined a group of Microsoft volunteers translating for refugees at the U.S. border, he rediscovered his light. Brought to life by artist Daiana Ruíz
Citizen of the world
Sandra Valle is originally from Mexico, living in Estonia, and managing orientation for new employees from all over the world. Explore how her experience embracing new cultures prepared her to face challenges head-on in her animated story by artist Niege Borges.
When Colombian-born Joseph Sefair interviewed at Microsoft fresh out of graduate school, he was not expecting to get the job. Twenty-two years later, he continues to advocate for recruiting people from around the globe.
Experiencing both sides
Ana Sofia Gonzalez grew up in Mexico but went to school in El Paso. Discover how moving between two cultures helped make her a better graphic designer. Discover Ana’s story, illustrated by artist Dai Ruiz
More than a game
Growing up in Mérida, Yucatán in Mexico, Luis Angel Mex was very connected to his Mayan heritage. These days, he honors that heritage by creating culturally inclusive gaming studios and experiences.
Gaming for change
Senior Direct Sales Associate and HOLA member Lilia Fratini blends her love of gaming and technology with her commitment to community through building more access to STEM learning opportunities for kids.
Balancing career, motherhood, and personal purpose
HR Business Partner and mom of two, Estefania (Fany) Canosa advocates for women taking on new challenges both in the workplace and on the homefront.
For Pablo Veramendi, director of Audience Evangelism, responsible innovation is more than a professional mandate: it’s part of his job as a dad. Illustrated by Phoenix Owens.