People of Microsoft
“Yes, it’s about celebrating legacies and achievements. But it’s also about empowering the future.”
Xbox employee Garron Ballard wants everyone—players, developers, and content creators alike—to feel represented and welcome in gaming. For Black History Month, he led a community effort to research and curate games, movies, and TV that highlight Black protagonists and experiences.
“Through our individual challenges and victories, our stories can build a quilt to cover one another.”
Akosua Boadi-Agyemang relied on LinkedIn to share early career struggles. Since then, she’s built a thriving online community based on her bold journey to success.
“Cooking is my happy place. It reminds me of family gatherings back home and cooking in my grandma’s kitchen.”
Quita Barnett’s earliest memories include preparing catfish and polenta with her grandmother. Watch how Quita honors her grandmother through this family dish.
“It was such a rush to hear my song and know that I had contributed something meaningful.”
When he was asked to write and perform a song for a company-wide conference, musician and poet Jerome Collins discovered a powerful way to connect with and inspire his colleagues.