Huong Haley sitting on a couch with her husband and her parents, looking at scrapbook photos together

“I want to help others get a little bit closer to their own dreams.”

Huong Haley, the daughter of a Vietnamese prisoner of war, speaks up about how her background—which she identifies as “first generation, low income”—surfaced challenges during her transition to corporate life. Now, she’s making it easier for others to find their way, too.
Natassia Katopodis

“I wonder how my mother’s life might have been different.”

Moved by her mother’s personal story, Natassia Katopodis helps young women see their own futures.
Cornelius Parker

“I feel like the first draft pick for Microsoft in Atlanta.”

As the first Microsoft engineer in Atlanta, Cornelius Parker taps into his Southern hospitality and longtime local roots.
A photo of a man wearing a bowtie

“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.